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WestwoodWinds rehearsal in WHS Band - scroll down for your invitation . . . Room

. . . we are always happy to welcome new members!

Do you miss playing your instrument?

Did you participate in your high school or college band? Do you think of playing your instrument again? WestwoodWinds is filled with people just like you.  We would LOVE  to have you join!

Not sure about your skills?

WestwoodWinds rehearses at least six times before its annual concert. With rehearsals once a week, you will have plenty of time to practice in between, if needed. While no audition is required, participants must possess musical skills to perform music at the level of an average high school band. 

What is the rehearsal schedule?

Rehearsals typically start in mid-June and end in mid-August. A link to this year's schedule can be found on the Member's Page

What kind of music do you play?

WestwoodWinds performs light classics, Jazz, Broadway/TV medleys, patriotic and popular styles. To see a list of pieces we've played over the years go to the Music We Play page.

Not sure you will fit in?

The ages of our members range from mid teens through retirement, including current WHS students,  college students, recent college graduates just entering their respective professions, working adults and retirees. All of us share musical enthusiasm, collaboration, and camaraderie. While our focus is on performing music, we do it by developing COMMUNITY within our organization and between our audiences.

How do I join?

There are several ways new members may become involved:

  • All grade 8 band members of Thurston Middle School and all Westwood High School Concert Band and Wind Ensemble members are invited to attend the first Open House Rehearsal of each season.
  • Other interested participants should contact Jim Giurleo - go to the Contact Page for more information
  • Attend the Open Rehearsal rehearsal and give it a try - no commitment -  then decide.
  • Attend a concert and think about your participation for the following year.

Get started by downloading your invitation below:

Invitation to Join

  • Students: If you are a member of Thurston Grade 8 Band, Westwood High School Concert Band  or Wind Ensemble, download and complete  the invitation form and return it to Dr. Sanders or Dr. Cote by May 25.
  • Adults:  Interested adults should download the invitation form and mail a completed copy to WestwoodWinds, 737 Gay Street, Westwood, MA 02090 or contact Jim Giurleo at

    WE LOOK FORWARD TO WELCOMING YOU AT OUR OPEN HOUSE June 18, 2018, 6:30 in the WHS Band Room