Established in 1994 after an experimental rehearsal and debut concert in Ilford proved successful, the Salvation Army Symphonic Wind Ensemble (SASWE) was born. It came about and is still running because of a desire by Salvationist woodwind instrumentalists to perform in a Salvation Army environment.

SASWE Sectional Collage March 2020

Sectional photographs taken March 2020

Members of SASWE are a mixture of Salvation Army members and friends from other Christian denominations. The group is organised by Andrew Mackereth, Duncan Hall and Pam Murdoch. Members travel from all over the United Kingdom to attend a SASWE event, from Clydebank in Scotland, Worthing on the South Coast of England, and Pentre in South Wales and all points in between. Some round trips can be 1000+ miles. Read more about how SASWE came about.

Please visit the links on the right to find out more about our Ensemble, and contact us if you want to know more about hosting a concert or joining us as a member.

SASWE is supported by Blow & Believe Publications.