MORE than 180 people attended Ealing Wind Orchestra’s debut concert last month at the University of West London.

The free concert took place in Weston Hall and included music from The Lord of the Rings and Mission: Impossible films.  

The recently-formed orchestra is currently made up of 35 musicians, eight of whom are students at the university’s London College of Music (LCM).

As part of the arrangement, LCM provides a venue for rehearsals as well as use of percussion instruments.  

Musical director and conductor Dave Gordon-Shute is an Ealing-based classical musician.

LCM lecturer Esther Sheridan said: “It is wonderful for our students to work with such a brilliant musician and conductor, to understand the value of a community ensemble and to help to develop it. It gives them vital, transferable skills and experiences.” 

The orchestra began with a taster day in June 2023 and started rehearsals in early October. It now rehearses every Wednesday at 7pm in Vestry Hall.

It plays a mix of film music, arrangements from musicals, as well as classic wind band music. 

Ealing Wind Orchestra aims to perform two concerts a year and the next is scheduled for 7pm on Saturday, May 11, in Weston Hall. 

It is looking to recruit new members and can be reached on