About Us

Ginninderra Wind Orchestra

Ginninderra Wind Orchestra (GWO) is a community wind orchestra that meets on a regular basis to rehearse a large variety of music. The band consists of approximately 70 members, giving us a highly skilled and strong sound.

Ginninderra Wind Orchestra commenced in 1987, as an avenue for young players to continue playing together when they finished at Ginninderra High School. Over the years, the group's member base has broadened with players from other musical backgrounds joining. GWO came into being at a time when very few community bands existed. Special links exist with school-based bands, in particular the well known Lyneham High School Band Program.  This link continues to enable the orchsetra to grow in both numbers and musical talent each year.

 

Twilight Jazz

Members of the wind orchestra also form a 20-piece ensemble called Twilight Jazz.  Twilight Jazz plays a mixture of traditional and contemporary big band jazz tunes.

 

If you're interested in seeing GWO or Twilight Jazz perform, please check back to this website under events regularly for dates on tours, eisteddfods or public concerts around Canberra.