Heidelberg Wind Ensemble


The Heidelberg Wind Ensemble was established in 2007 with the vision of giving opportunities for highly skilled musicians to play interesting and challenging works for this instrumentation, especially those written during the 20th Century.

The ensemble has approximately 40-45 players only, with essentially one player per part, and all positions are auditioned. This wind band requires high standard performers on all instruments.

The minimum age for audition is 18 and, as such, is intended to be an ensemble for the musically skilled adult and mature musician. There is no upper age limit for any member of the ensemble.

Another aim of this ensemble is to perform frequently with guest artists and thus provide a platform for the many talented young musicians in Melbourne to show their skills in performance and gain invaluable experience. Naturally this also gives local music-lovers a chance to hear a wide range of music which would otherwise go unheard.

New members are most welcome.  An annual membership fee is payable and by joining, you become a member of the Heidelberg Orchestras Inc.





The HWE will be performing at several venues this year.
Click here for performance details and dates.



Rehearsals occur on Tuesday evenings from 7:00 -­ 9:40 pm in Arts Edge @ Locksley
Tom Golden Music School
Ivanhoe Grammar School
Elphin Street Car Park, Ivanhoe


How to Join

If you would like further information, please contact Stephen Carpenter on (03) 9490 3538 or send an email to SGCarpenter@mac.com.

If you would like to join the ensemble, please fill out the online application form here.