Swing Band

6Do you want to add some fun and sparkle to your next corporate, private, or special occasion function? If so, the WASWE Swing Band could be just what you are looking for!

The WASWE Swing Band is a subsidiary of the WA Symphonic Wind Ensemble Inc. which is a not-for-profit association created for the furtherance of community music. Both

Ivan Shaw, Musical Director

Ivan Shaw, Musical Director

ensembles feature a diverse mix of professional, semi-professional and student musicians aged 17 and up.

Profits from all performances go directly to the ensemble fund for the purchase of much needed music, and the upkeep of instruments and equipment. The constitution forbids the remuneration of individual musicians for performances- we do it for the love of music and the organisation.

Vocalist – Katie Holland Packer


Katie’s love of music began with obtaining a recorder aged 3. She joined her first choir aged 7 and began learning the clarinet aged 10. Katie graduated from Perth Modern School on a full music scholarship (clarinet) in 1996. She toured the USA with the National Children’s Wind Orchestra, and attended WAAPA in 1997/98. Katie has played clarinet and alto clarinet in a number of ensembles, and sung with a variety of choirs including I Voci and Swan Harmony. Katie is the vocalist for both the WASWE Swing Band and Random Act.

Random Act

If Swing and Blues are your thing but you don’t have space for a full swing band, why not check out Random Act? Comprised of WASWE members, Random Act brings you a jazzy, bluesy sound in a more compact unit.

Fees are negotiable and will be dependent on the location, time and length of performance required.

For Bookings/Enquiries please contact: Leanne

WASWE is proudly sponsored by the City of Bayswater.

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