The Strathspey Winds started as a group learning project in November 2009. At that time most of the members had not played a woodwind instrument before and to begin with they borrowed or hired instruments or used those left behind by their children. In due course other more experienced players have joined the group and we are always happy to welcome new members. We practice in the Community Hall at Boat of Garten on Monday afternoons from mid-August to Easter.
In the past the group has taken part in the Badenoch and Strathspey Music Festival and performed for various fundraising events, eg “Light up the Highlands” in Grantown and “Soup Suite” in Kincraig, We have also played for the Christmas community lunch a couple of times.
We play a variety of music from the 16th – 20th centuries – from Thomas Morley and Purcell to Kurt Weill, Shostakovich, Sousa and ABBA – all arranged to suit our format.
We were all ready to play a concert back in April 2020 before everything had to go on hold. We hope to start playing again this August.
Anyone interested in learning more about the group can contact Jane Kerr on 07510728261 or firstname.lastname@example.org.