The Hobart City Wind Symphony is a high level ensemble performing the peak repertoire of wind band. The ensemble aims to produce high quality music for contest and concert performance.
The Wind Symphony competes in Tasmanian State and Australian National Band Championships.
The Wind Symphony was the Australian National Open A-Grade Concert Champion in 2009 and 2010 and came second in the 2007 and 2011 Australian National Open A-Grade Concert Band Championships.
The Wind Symphony has been the Tasmanian Open A-Grade Concert Champion since 2007.
The Wind Symphony performs concerts in Hobart in venues such as the Town Hall, Sir Stanley Burbury Theatre, Saint David's Cathedral, Farrall Centre and the University of Tasmania Conservatorium of Music Recital Hall. It has premiered a number of works by Tasmanian composers and participated in major choral events.
The Wind Symphony participates in the University of Tasmania Conservatorium of Music Outreach Programme. Through this programme, members of the Wind Symphony have the opportunity to have their performance with the Wind Symphony assessed towards the University of Tasmania Diploma of Music Performance and the Wind Symphony features four times per year in the Conservatorium's performance schedule.
In 2007 the ensemble completed its first recording, funded by Arts Tasmania.
In 2009 Hobart City Band Inc. released "Extreme Makeover", a CD featuring both the Hobart City Wind Symphony and the Hobart City Brass Band. Details.
The Wind Symphony has approximately 60 members. Positions are offered, without audition, at the discretion of the Conductor.
Rehearsals are held on Thursday evenings from 7:00 - 10:00 pm at Ogilvie High School.
Hobart City Wind Symphony was formerly known as Hobart City Concert Band.
The Conductor of the Wind Symphony is Simon Reade.