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  • The Wait Continues...

    15 September 2020

    It is with regret that we must update you on our decision not to hold any full-band concerts in 2020. 

    This year has been one of unforeseen challenges that have changed the music world. With optimism, we had hoped to only postpone our concerts until the start of our new 2020/21 season this autumn. 

    However, after closely monitoring government guidelines and information regarding Covid-19 it has become clear that we have to make the difficult decision to postpone all full-band concerts until the end of the year. 

    Although we won't be doing any public performances as a band this year, we are looking at the possibility of larger virtual recordings alongside the smaller section ensemble recordings that we have shared on our social media platforms over the last few months. 

    We very much miss playing together and entertaining you with our music and look forward to performing for you again as soon as it is safe to do so. Subject to the latest developments with the pandemic, we hope to perform a concert of chamber music before Christmas, either in person or virtually. Watch this space!

    Thank you for your ongoing support for everyone at MWS. Until we can meet again, please stay safe and enjoy this beautiful recording of the Vivaldi Piccolo Concerto featuring Anita Lane and the talented members of our flute section.

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  • Concert Postponement

    15 March 2020

    After carefully monitoring the ongoing situation regarding coronavirus, we have regretfully decided to postpone our Journey to the Stars concert on 28 March 2020. We are exploring options to hold the event at a later date and will be contacting all ticket holders and workshop participants in the coming days. 

    Our main priority in taking this decision is the health and safety of our members and audience, and we have taken on board the actions of other groups and wind/brass organisations, as well as the general Government guidance as the picture continues to evolve. 

    At the current time we are continuing to monitor plans for our next concert, the Festival of Wind and Brass, on 3 May 2020. 

    In recognition of the impact of coronavirus on many of the musicians with whom we regularly perform, we are encouraging our supporters to donate to the The Royal Society of Musicians, a charity which helps freelance musicians losing income due to the ongoing situation and the hardships this presents. Please do donate if you are able.

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  • Open Rehearsal - Tuesday, 10 March

    26 February 2020

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    Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes at an MWS rehearsal?

    Have you thought about joining us but aren't sure if we're the right ensemble for you?

    Or do you just fancy a night of music making with like-minded wind band folk?

    Our new Music Director Roger Graham would like to invite you to an open rehearsal with the band on Tuesday, 10 March 7.30pm-9.15pm at Maplesden Noakes School, Maidstone.

    The free opportunity is open to any woodwind, brass, percussion or string bass players of Grade 7+ standard. We are primarily an adult ensemble but we also welcome younger players aged 13 or over eager to gain additional experience alongside their youth music commitments.

    If you're interested email secretary@maidstonewindsymphony.org for more info and to sign up. 

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