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 from the 20th and 21st Century. HWE commissions original works from Australian and International composers and presents numerous Australian Wind Band première performances each year.
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. Another aim of this ensemble is to perform frequently with guest solo artists guest conductors, thus providing a platform for the many talented young musicians in Melbourne to show their skills in performance and gain invaluable experience. New members are most welcome.