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Membership

Do you play a wind or percussion instrument?
Do you want to play in a band?

Second Wind is a mixed ability band and welcomes competent players.

If you are interested in finding out about joining us, please get in touch with our Music Director, Martin Forward. A prospective new member will be invited to join in a few rehearsals after which the Music Director and Committee will decide whether to invite him or her to join the band.

Members pay an annual subscription, currently 90 (60 for students).

The band normally aims to perform around six to eight public engagements in the South East of England throughout the year, mostly in the summer months. In the festive season there may be one or two performances of Christmas music, interspersed with Carols. As well as being important musically, these performances contribute to the funding for new music. The engagements are usually at weekends and members are encouraged to make themselves available for as many as possible, especially for formal concerts for which special programmes are prepared.

One of the highlights of the band's musical and social life has been a spring time or summer tour over a long weekend to a city or town in the UK or across the Channel, normally within a few hours' drive from our homes in Kent and Sussex. Scenes from many happy trips can be viewed on our photo album pages. We hold a band dinner every year, usually in late winter or early spring and we also have a longstanding tradition of summer barbecues at members' homes following afternoon gigs.