Music, Fun and Friends!

Whether you are seeking a band to join, wishing to book an engagement or are just browsing the Internet, we welcome you to the Southern Winds Concert Band website!


Established in 2008, the band is a group of adult musicians (age 45+) from a variety of backgrounds. We are drawn together by a love of music.

As Plato said, “Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.”

To see who plays in the band, please click here.


We perform at a variety of venues – churches, retirement homes, schools, and more.

Our concerts contain pieces in a wide range of musical styles. Our repertoire includes traditional band music, light classics, Broadway, movie themes and other pop music. We try to tailor our program to the particular audience.

For information about scheduling a concert for your organization, please click here.


Our band director, Gary Gaston, extends a personal invitation to everyone who plays or played a band instrument to join us. New members are always welcome and no audition is necessary.

Our skill levels vary from hotshot semi-professionals to out-of-practice amateurs. Even if you have not played since high school, you can still say “I’m in the Band!

For information about becoming a member, please click here.


Southern Winds Concert Band complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnic background, gender or orientation.   We welcome all eligible seniors who meet the requirements of membership in the band.

Prejudice, intolerance and unlawful discrimination are unacceptable in the Southern Winds Concert Band. By focusing on the musical goals that unite us, we are able to accomplish incredible things for our senior musicians and the communities we serve.