Join BWS

Interested in joining the Buffalo Wind Symphony?

If you are an advanced musician and interested in becoming a member of our Band, or interested in knowing more about us, we would welcome the opportunity to speak with you. Some important background information:

  • There must be a need for your instrument. We strive for a balanced sound and instrumentation. We do need to replace members or seek substitutions from time to time, so please contact us.
  • There is no audition. However, we do evaluate everyone’s ability and they are placed on a “provisional” status before becoming officially seated. Section placement is determined ultimately by the Music Director.
  • Your proficiency should meet the needs of the music. Our concert music is selected from Grades 4–6 music categories, so prospective musicians should be comfortable performing at a NYS Grade 5 music level.
  • Attendance is importance for our success. Prospective musicians need to understand that we do rehearse and perform throughout the year (rehearsals on Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m., with concerts scheduled accordingly).
  • We are mostly grown-ups but very inclusive. Although we are an adult, all-volunteer community music organization, we do allow talented high school musicians who would like to participate.

Current Available Spots

The Buffalo Wind Symphony is currently recruiting for the following instruments:

  • Bass Trombone

Before You Attend Rehearsal

If you are interested in attending a rehearsal (to listen or perform), we ask that you reach out to our Personnel Coordinator.

Any Other Questions?

If you need to discuss anything, please email our Personnel Coordinator Paul Furlong at He will be happy to assist you with introductions and answer any questions you might have.

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