Summer Concert 2017

Stewarton Winds upcoming Summer Concert is
on 15th June 2017 at Sherbrooke St. Gilbert's Church, Glasgow at 7.30pm.

Tickets are available from all band members or on Eventbrite.

Join us for a summer celebration of music.

With classical wind band giants such as
Gallimaufry and Goddess of Fire to sing-a-long
Disney and the monumental Moment for
Morricone, this is a concert not to be missed!

We look forward to seeing you there.

Let us know if you're coming
on our Facebook event page!


Invitation to our open rehearsal

Stewarton Winds will be hosting an open rehearsal on September 22nd 7:30 to 9:30pm in Stewarton Academy.

It's a chance for players of all abilities to come and play with the band and see if they would like to join.

We play music to an ABRSM Grade 5 standard, but all players are welcome to join. You don't even need to audition!

Our repertoire includes a wide variety of popular music arranged for concert band, to challenging symphonic band originals, which we work on together throughout the season.

Please spread the word to any budding or forgotten musicians to come along and join us.

Rehearsals take place in Stewarton academy on Thursday nights from 7:30pm to 9:30pm, lifts from surrounding areas are available, please get in touch to find out about this on

Tell us if you are coming or leave us a comment on our facebook event page.

New season begins

Stewarton Winds will meet for the first time of the 2016/17 season tomorrow night when we will hold our AGM and also discuss the year ahead.

We will be back in rehearsals with new Musical Director, Hughina from next Thursday 7:30-9:30pm at Stewarton Academy.

Players of all ages welcome to come along and play with us, we ask that you are of a grade 6 standard.

A profile of new musical director, Hughina Naylor

As we look forward to the new season with our new Musical Director, Hughina Naylor, here is some information about our new woman at the helm. She has had a tremendous amount of experience over the years and we are delighted to welcome her to the Stewarton Winds family.

Hughina Naylor was Principal Teacher of Music, Drama and Performing Arts at St. Andrew’s High School, Coatbridge. In 1979 Hughina graduated form the R.C.S. gaining both the History of Music and Flute Prizes.

Hughina hasbeen residentConductor of The National Wind Band of Scotland, Strathclyde Symphonic Band, West Lothian Schools Concert Band, South Lanarkshire Concert Band and North Lanarkshire Concert Band. Currently, she is conductor of West Lothian Concert Band and South Lanarkshire Concert Band.

Hughina was nominated for the Silver Salver by Lanarkshire council for her voluntary work with the internationally acclaimed Motherwell Symphonic Band, the community band she founded almost 30 years ago.

In 1990 hughina won the prestigious Wingate Scholarship for Great Britain, which gave herthe opportunity to study conducting at the Royal Northern College in Manchester and with George Hirst at Canford.  During the same year she was co-author of a book on 20th Century Repertoire with Tim Reynish and also contributed significantly to a flute tutor book for Kjos Publications, USA.

Hughina works extensively for the Scottish Qualifications Authority and has lectured in techniques of both conducting and teaching as well as 20th Century repertoire at R.C.S., R.N.C.M., Salford University and Napier University. Hughina was a flute tutor in the Junior Department of R.C.S. for ten years and for several years has been involved in the audition panel for the Bachelor of Education course at R.C.S.

Hughina is frequently invited to adjudicate at National and International Festivals and has lectured in classroom methodology and conducting techniques to teachers and instrumental tutors in many divisions throughout Scotland. She is frequently invited to guest conduct bands throughout Scotland, Great Britain and Southern Ireland and has been a guest Speaker at B.A.S.B.W.E. and W.A.S.B.W.E. conferences discussing band training and the development of community Bands and Ensembles.

Hughina was interviewed by Yamaha Publications regarding her significant contribution to music in education and in February 2006, Hughina appeared on BBC Panorama where she discussed work, life balance. 

The band starts rehearsing again on September 1st - if you are interested in coming along to find out more, please get in touch!