The Sunridge Wind Band

The Wind Band was started in 1978 and still going strong. Learners are chosen according to their standard of playing of a wind instrument, which is at least grade 2. The size of the band is usually not more than 26 learners as the school has a limited amount of wind instruments that could be hired from the school.

The band performs at fetes, concerts, competitions and other venues like Art in the Park and old age homes. They have taken part in many Eisteddfods and from the wind band the best players will form a Brass Quintet or Woodwind Quintet. The Brass Quintet has performed every year at the SASMT competition for at least the last 20 years and plays the school song at assembly in the hall on a Monday.

The wind band repertoire includes songs like "Can't Stop the Feeling", "Under the Sea", "Star Wars", "Shake it Off", "Funky Town" and "New York New York". The learners love these songs and the enjoyment of playing together and without them knowing they develop into excellent band players with well developed rhythm and music knowledge.