Hello from Southampton Grad Band.  After ending 2021 with our Christmas Concert, we are hoping to see a year full of rehearsals and events.  Autumn saw us have full rehearsals and we are continuing rehearsals in the New Year and beyond (COVID permitting) to play new and old tunes.   See Rehearsals page for further details.

Southampton Grad Band (SGB) is a friendly, sociable group of musicians who enjoy playing a variety of wind band music – from Holst to selections from musicals and films. We rehearse fortnightly and do a mix of formal and informal concerts throughout the year.

Don’t worry, despite what the name suggests, we aren’t just a band for Southampton Uni graduates! The band has grown in size considerably from the 9 founding members to a complement of around 30 including a wide range of ages from 18 upwards. For a more in-depth view of our repertoire, please visit the Band Information section.

We are always on the lookout for new players. If you are interested in joining us, please contact us!

SGB at a glance:

  • No auditions for prospective members and inclusion of people wishing to return to music after a period of absence.
  • Sunday afternoon rehearsals fortnightly.
  • Usually two or three formal concerts per year plus more informal gigs such as summer bandstands.
  • We do not follow a ‘vacancy’ system – you will not have to wait for somebody to leave in order to join.

We are looking for players of all woodwind and especially brass instruments to come and join us. If you or someone you know would be interested in joining the band please contact us.

We are also actively seeking new venues to play at, and new events to get involved in. Please contact us for more information if you are interested in SGB performing for you.