Second Wind was formed in 1998 by a group of like minded players from the
area around the town of Sevenoaks in Kent. Although many members
now come from further afield, Second Wind has always regarded itself as a
Sevenoaks band, and is a longstanding supporter of, and performer at, the
town's Summer Festival.
Some of the original members are still playing with the band, but fresh talent has always been welcome and the band is a very sociable as well as musical group.
As a traditional concert band Second Wind is made up of playing members who fund it with an annual subscription. Its musical development is in the hands of its Conductor and Director of Music Martin Forward.
The band has a volunteer committee drawn from the membership
and elected annually at the AGM. Funding is augmented from performance donations. The overall activities and finances of the band are handled by the