Category: Our Members

  • John Davie Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

    We are super proud of one of our Founders, John Davie, who recently received a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Music Teacher Awards 2019. Watch the video here >>

  • Pam’s Running the Marathon!

    One of our long-time members, clarinettist Pam Murdoch, is running the London Marathon on 28th April 2019 and raising money for The Salvation Army Big Collection. If you’d like to donate and help motivate Pam, you can do so on her Justgiving page.

  • What it’s like to join SASWE… by Rachel Frost

    Rachel Frost is a Theology Student and is studying at Edinburgh University, and hails from Cambridgeshire. We asked her to put her first impressions of joining SASWE as a clarinet player into words. To say I was nervous about my first trip with the Salvation Army Symphonic Wind Ensemble is an understatement. I was still relatively new […]

  • Announcing our Honorary Patron, Barrie Hingley

    We are very pleased to announce that SASWE now has an Honorary Patron, Barrie Hingley. Wing Commander Barrie Hingley OBE BMus LRAM ARCM RAF (Ret’d) Barrie Hingley was educated at Drax Grammar School and started his musical interest in the Salvation Army Band in Selby, Yorkshire. He joined Royal Air Force Music Services in 1956, spending a year […]

  • Tributes to Maisie Wiggins

    Tributes to Maisie Wiggins

    I first met Maisie when we were both visiting Instrumental Teachers at a school in Harrow.  The Head Teacher was Muriel Yendell and the Music Teacher was Des Vinall.  I distinctly remember playing in a Concert alongside Maisie in a Staff ‘Dixieland Band’. Always keen to try something ‘new’ Maisie duly arrived at the inaugural […]

  • CD: Water’s Edge – Saxophone Reflections

    SASWE saxophonist Saira Clegg has released a recording called Water’s Edge – Saxophone Reflections. The CD includes a number of lively as well as more reflective pieces for saxophone and we think it is well worth a listen! Watch the promo: Find more details about the recording, including how to purchase it, on Saira’s […]

  • Honouring Maisie

    Members of SASWE were honoured to be a part of the celebration of Maisie Wiggins’ life. She would have certainly enjoyed the occasion. SASWE members who were able to travel to Staines joined with Staines Salvation Army Band to play In Quiet Pastures, The Lord is Gracious and Be Still. The evening celebration was a fitting tribute.

  • Remembering Maisie

    SASWE members send condolences to the family of the legendary trombonist Maisie Wiggins. Our trombone section will not be the same without our Duchess and friend. She will be sorely missed, for her teaching, for her Christianity, for her trombone playing, for her musicianship, and for her grace.  Some of our members will be joining with […]

  • Star Lake Music Camp 2015

    Andrew and Stella Mackereth made a huge impact at Star Lake Musicamp 2015.  From the first meeting with the Staff members to the final amen of the awards ceremony, a week later, they were fully engaged with the young people. Stella’s flute playing was stellar (minor pun intended) and her quiet presence demonstrated a strength of musicianship and […]