Basingstoke Area Youth Wind Orchestra

Conductor: Diane Fuller   

Assistant: John Fuller

Rehearsals: Tuesdays, Weekly 6.15 - 7.15pm

Queen Mary's College, Cliddesden Road, Basingstoke

Diane Fuller conducts the Wind Orchestra, which she founded in 1992, assisted by her husband, John.

BAYWO play a wide variety of music - film and show themes, arrangements of pop, and jazz standards, and classical pieces. Diane always includes original wind band pieces in the programme.

In 2012, BAYWO reached the National Final of the Festival of Music For Youth, and performed at Symphony Hall, Birmingham, receiving a very positive and glowing adjudication.

BAYWO at the Anvil Concert in 2017

BAYWO at the Anvil Concert in 2017

We are in the very fortunate position that we own some of the more expensive instruments such as baritone saxophone, tenor saxophones, piccolos, bass, alto and Eb clarinets, which are loaned to players as the need occurs. 

As well as taking part in the usual BAYOC concerts, they have hosted two American Wind Bands in the Anvil, have attended workshops and joint concerts with the Band of the Adjutant General's Corps, and have played at Kneller Hall, the home of British Army music in an army band evening concert. 

BAYWO rehearse in the Gym at Queen Mary's College. There are no auditions for this group, but players should be of at least Grade 4 standard, although the exams need not have been taken. BAYWO rehearse in the Gym at Queen Mary's College.


Hampshire Music Service charges a fee for Ensemble Membership, which during the school year 2016 - 17,  is £25 per term and for County Ensemble Membership is £35 per term. If your child belongs to more than one ensemble you will only pay one fee.