COVID-19 Advisory

Given the ongoing situation with the pandemic, the Board of Directors has suspended all rehearsals and canceled all public performances through the end of 2020. Plans for the spring 2021 concert will be made depending on the pandemic conditions at the beginning of 2021.

In light of this, we are not currently accepting new members. However, if you are interested in performing with us when rehearsals and performances resume, please contact us via the link below.


HWE's commitment to the health and safety of our audience and musicians is paramount, and though these steps are difficult and painful, it is necessary to take them. HWE has approached the coronavirus situation with seriousness and care, and we have not made these decisions lightly. We wish to take every possible measure to ensure the continuing health and well-being of our audience and musicians.


We will continue to post regular updates on our website and social media channels and to communicate via email.


Thank you for your understanding,


Board of Directors

Hillcrest Wind Ensemble

Join the Ensemble!

We currently are not accepting new members in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, if you are interested in performing with us when rehearsals and performances resume, please contact us via the link below.



All wind and percussion musicians of the San Diego community are welcome to join the group as a musical and social outlet. Our membership is diverse and we welcome all musicians whether gay, straight, lesbian, bisexual or transgender. All members must be at least 18 years of age.


Being a wind ensemble, we keep our numbers to one player per part, with doubles on clarinets and flutes. There are no auditions; however, the director reserves the right to limit who may perform at specific concerts depending on instrumentation or musical abilities. We play music at a medium-advanced level.

Membership requires regular attendance at Monday night rehearsals. Members are expected to provide their own instruments and bring their own music stand.


If you would like to be considered for a substitute position or be put on a waiting list, please contact us.


Voluntary Fees

We request a monthly donation of $10 per musician to cover expenses, such as renting our rehearsal hall and storage facility and buying music. This donation is strictly voluntary and will in no way affect an individual's opportunity to rehearse or perform with the ensemble.

Rehearsal Schedule

We rehearse on Monday nights, 7 to 9:30 PM at the Metropolitan Community Church in Bay Park, 2633 Denver Street, San Diego, CA 92110.

The Hillcrest Wind Ensemble is a registered 501 (c)3 not-for-profit organization.

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