Join us

Are you interested in joining MWS? We welcome applications from players of approximately grade 8 standard. We are also keen to encourage emerging talent of a lesser playing standard where possible.

We currently have vacancies in our clarinet, trumpet, trombone, French horn, euphonium, tuba, string bass and percussion sections, although enquiries from any woodwind, brass or percussion instrument are welcome.

Find out more


We rehearse on Tuesday evenings 7.30pm-9.45pm. Rehearsals are generally term-time only with occasional exceptions in the build up to a concert.

Primary rehearsal venue: Invicta Grammar School, Huntsman Lane, Maidstone. ME14 5DR

Secondary rehearsal venues: All Saints Church, Mill Street, Maidstone, ME15 6YE and The Maplesden Noakes School, Buckland Rd, Great Buckland, Maidstone ME16 0TJ

The commitment

MWS performs between five and six concerts each season. We understand that our members have lives outside of music and it is not essential to play in every concert. Players are simply asked to commit themselves fully on a concert-by-concert basis to the rehearsals and performance.

How to apply

Interested players of a suitable standard and experience level will be invited to attend a rehearsal to see if MWS is for them. Subject to how that first rehearsal goes, you will then be invited to complete a trial project and concert with the band. At the end of that trial period, the music director, relevant section principal and the committee then decide whether you will be invited to join permanently, should you wish to then become a fully-fledged member.

Please email if you are interested in applying to join MWS. We would love to hear from you.


Adults: 15/month or 180/year

Students: 7.50 per month or 90/year

Household (multiple members of the same family): 20/month or 240/year

Subscription fees do not apply until the completion of the trial period.

Maidstone Wind Symphony

Registered Charity no. 1156003

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