Musical Director - Susie Tolley

Everyone is welcome

Music is fun.  It’s exhilarating and challenging, not to mention fulfilling

and universal.  I have always believed that everyone can enjoy making

music at whatever level they have achieved.  A genuine love of music is

the main ingredient for a satisfying experience.  If this is combined with

enthusiasm and determination, then we are well on our way to


As a teenager, growing up in the USA, my schooldays were filled with

music and I knew that I wanted to help anyone and everyone share that

joy.  I completed a 4 year course at university learning to play all brass,

string and woodwind instruments, and attained a BA in Music

Education.  That was 40 years ago.  I have taught music to make music

ever since.

After taking a few years off to raise my two sons, I advertised for

private students.  The first nine replies were from people who couldn’t find a band or orchestra which accepted players

of any level, so the Westernairs Concert Wind Band was born.  Starting with six musicians about 20 years ago, the band

has gone from strength to strength and can generally boast around 40 members.

We play a wide variety of music; classical, jazz, show, pop and marches, and we do it with enthusiasm, giving all our

proceeds to charity.

Concert Wind Band in South-East Cornwall
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