Arafura Wind Ensemble
 Northern Territory, Australia

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Photograph: Bruce Cartwright, September 2019

Founded in 1993, the Arafura Wind Ensemble (AWE) is located in the Darwin, the capital city of the Northern Territory.

This Top End concert band (or symphonic wind band) comprises volunteer musicians who love to bring a contemporary range of music to willing audiences.  Most concert band music was composed in the twentieth century and this gives our musicians and audiences alike the opportunity to explore a range of modern sounds that match our current lifestyles.

AWE is the only community-based concert band in the Top End. It enjoys a busy performance schedule in and around the Northern Territory cities of Darwin and Palmerston.

Whether you are looking to join a friendly musical group or need an ensemble to play at your event - you are sure to be happy being involved with the Arafura Wind Ensemble - get in touch, we'd love to hear from you.

Platinum Awarded Performance • Moravian Folk Rhapsody

Arafura Wind Ensemble's Platinum awarded performance at the 2021 Australian National Online Festival of Bands.

Moravian Folk Rhapsody by Robert Sheldon. Copyright © MMIV ALFRED MUSIC, All Rights Reserved


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Upcoming performances

Children's Birthday Party: Celebrating 30 Years of the Arafura Wind Ensemble

Arts In Nature at Tumbling Waters

Sunday Sunset at De la Plage

Sunday Sunset at De la Plage

Photograph: Deirdre Bartie, September 2016

Photograph: Jenny Young, May 2013