Wilmington Symphonic Winds

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When you haven't seen your friends for 686 days vs. when your friends show up for the first rehearsal. We're so glad to ...
01/10/2022

When you haven't seen your friends for 686 days vs. when your friends show up for the first rehearsal. We're so glad to be back together again! We hope to see you at our concert Rise on February 19, 2022 at 4:30 PM, Kenan Auditorium. Admission is FREE.

If you missed your chance on Giving Tuesday to support the Wilmington Symphonic Winds, or you are feeling especially gen...
12/21/2021

If you missed your chance on Giving Tuesday to support the Wilmington Symphonic Winds, or you are feeling especially generous, please consider giving a charitable tax-deductible contribution so that the WSW may continue to offer exciting programming, world class artistry, and memorable experiences for FREE to our community.
https://www.wilmingtonsymphonicwinds.org/donors

If you missed your chance on Giving Tuesday to support the Wilmington Symphonic Winds, or you are feeling especially generous, please consider giving a charitable tax-deductible contribution so that the WSW may continue to offer exciting programming, world class artistry, and memorable experiences for FREE to our community.
https://www.wilmingtonsymphonicwinds.org/donors

On behalf of the Wilmington Symphonic Winds Cheryl Stamp &  Deborah Fales Phillips accepted a Grassroots Arts Program Gr...
12/16/2021

On behalf of the Wilmington Symphonic Winds Cheryl Stamp & Deborah Fales Phillips accepted a Grassroots Arts Program Grant from the #artscouncilofwilmington

The Arts Council is instrumental in ensuring the existence & growth of the arts in the Wilmington & New Hanover County region. www.artswilmington.org for more information.

To witness how such monies are utilized, please attend our upcoming FREE admission concerts:
2/19/2022 Kenan Auditorium @ 4:30
4/10/2022 Kenan Auditorium @ 4:30

On behalf of the Wilmington Symphonic Winds Cheryl Stamp & Deborah Fales Phillips accepted a Grassroots Arts Program Grant from the #artscouncilofwilmington

The Arts Council is instrumental in ensuring the existence & growth of the arts in the Wilmington & New Hanover County region. www.artswilmington.org for more information.

To witness how such monies are utilized, please attend our upcoming FREE admission concerts:
2/19/2022 Kenan Auditorium @ 4:30
4/10/2022 Kenan Auditorium @ 4:30

The Wilmington Symphonic Winds returns in 2022 with our performance season, In Harmony. We are honored to feature North ...
11/29/2021

The Wilmington Symphonic Winds returns in 2022 with our performance season, In Harmony. We are honored to feature North Carolina native, Alexis Raeana. If you haven’t heard Alexis sing, you won’t want to miss our February 19 concert. #IYKYK

Please consider supporting local artists by clicking this link: https://www.wilmingtonsymphonicwinds.org/donors

The Wilmington Symphonic Winds returns in 2022 with our performance season, In Harmony. We are honored to feature North Carolina native, Alexis Raeana. If you haven’t heard Alexis sing, you won’t want to miss our February 19 concert. #IYKYK

Please consider supporting local artists by clicking this link: https://www.wilmingtonsymphonicwinds.org/donors

The Wilmington Symphonic Winds returns in 2022 with our performance season, In Harmony. We are thrilled to welcome Petro...
11/28/2021

The Wilmington Symphonic Winds returns in 2022 with our performance season, In Harmony. We are thrilled to welcome Petronel Malan to North Carolina for a residency and performance of Gershwin’s monumental piano Concerto in F. Please consider supporting our efforts to provide our community with some very special experiences: https://www.wilmingtonsymphonicwinds.org/donors

The Wilmington Symphonic Winds returns in 2022 with our performance season, In Harmony. We are thrilled to welcome Petronel Malan to North Carolina for a residency and performance of Gershwin’s monumental piano Concerto in F. Please consider supporting our efforts to provide our community with some very special experiences: https://www.wilmingtonsymphonicwinds.org/donors

The Wilmington Symphonic Winds returns in 2022 with our performance season, In Harmony. We have an amazing lineup planne...
11/27/2021

The Wilmington Symphonic Winds returns in 2022 with our performance season, In Harmony. We have an amazing lineup planned. Please consider supporting our efforts to provide our audience with some very memorable performances: https://www.wilmingtonsymphonicwinds.org/donors

The Wilmington Symphonic Winds returns in 2022 with our performance season, In Harmony. We have an amazing lineup planned. Please consider supporting our efforts to provide our audience with some very memorable performances: https://www.wilmingtonsymphonicwinds.org/donors

Happy #wilmingtonsymphonicwednesday! Today we're going to take it all the way back to our very first concert in November...
09/15/2021
Children's March "Over the Hills and Far Away" - Percy Aldridge Grainger

Happy #wilmingtonsymphonicwednesday! Today we're going to take it all the way back to our very first concert in November 2014 with Grainger's Children's March "Over the Hills and Far Away". We hope this is a cheerful addition to your week!

WILMINGTON SYMPHONIC WINDS - Wilmington, NCCONDUCTOR, Dr. John P. LaCognataKENAN AUDITORIUM, UNCW - November 2nd, 2014

For today's #wilmingtonsymphonicwednesday, we'd like to inject a little fun into your day with Karl L. King's Barnum and...
09/01/2021
Barnum and Bailey’s Favorite

For today's #wilmingtonsymphonicwednesday, we'd like to inject a little fun into your day with Karl L. King's Barnum and Bailey's Favorite from our February 2018 concert Dare to Dream. We hope you have a great week!

By Karl L. KingEdited by Loras John Schissel

Happy #wilmingtonsymphonicwednesday! If you need a moment of peace or beauty today, we'd like to offer Ticheli's Shenand...
08/18/2021
Shenandoah

Happy #wilmingtonsymphonicwednesday! If you need a moment of peace or beauty today, we'd like to offer Ticheli's Shenandoah from our May 2019 concert, Our Town. We hope you have a great week!

Setting by Frank Ticheli

We hope you're having a great week! We thought it would be fun to share Rossini's Barber of Seville Overture from our Fe...
08/04/2021
Barber of Seville Overture

We hope you're having a great week! We thought it would be fun to share Rossini's Barber of Seville Overture from our February 2020 Cartoon Classics concert. Happy #wilmingtonsymphonicwednesday!

by Gioachino Rossini, arranged by M.L. Lake, edited by Robert A. Curry

Happy #wilmingtonsymphonicwednesday! Today we're sharing Sousa's I've Made My Plans for the Summer, featuring Retired Te...
07/21/2021
I've Made My Plans for the Summer

Happy #wilmingtonsymphonicwednesday! Today we're sharing Sousa's I've Made My Plans for the Summer, featuring Retired Technical Sergeant Joseph Bello from our May 2018 concert Summertime. Enjoy!

By John Philip Sousa/arr. Brion & SchisselFeaturing Retired Technical Sergeant Joseph BelloPrincipal Euphonium, US Air Force Concert Band, Washington D.C.

Happy #wilmingtonsymphonicwednesday! Today, we thought we'd go back a little further in our archives with the jaunty Sea...
06/23/2021
"Sea Songs"

Happy #wilmingtonsymphonicwednesday! Today, we thought we'd go back a little further in our archives with the jaunty Sea Songs by Vaughn Williams from our May 2017 concert, From The Sea.

Wilmington Symphonic WindsMay 21, 2017Wilmington, North Carolina

Today we'd like to take a moment to honor those who have given their lives in service to our country by sharing the powe...
05/31/2021
"Hymn to the Fallen" by John Williams

Today we'd like to take a moment to honor those who have given their lives in service to our country by sharing the powerfully reflective Hymn to the Fallen by John Williams.

In honor of the soldiers who give us the freedoms we have today. Much love to family, friends and the rest of you who serve/served. I can't thank you enough....

Happy #wilmingtonsymphonicwednesday! This week we're sharing Eric Whitacre's Noisy Wheels of Joy from our February 2020 ...
05/19/2021
Noisy Wheels of Joy

Happy #wilmingtonsymphonicwednesday! This week we're sharing Eric Whitacre's Noisy Wheels of Joy from our February 2020 concert, Cartoon Classics. Enjoy!

by Eric Whitacre

Wait, it's not #wilmingtonsymphonicwednesday is it? Nope, it's #maythe4th! We thought we'd celebrate #starwarsday by sha...
05/04/2021
Star Wars - Main Title

Wait, it's not #wilmingtonsymphonicwednesday is it? Nope, it's #maythe4th! We thought we'd celebrate #starwarsday by sharing this performance of the main title from our February 2019 concert, John Williams At The Movies. #maythefourthbewithyou

by John Williams, transcribed by Stephen Bulla

Happy #wilmingtonsymphonicwednesday! Enjoy Brant Karrick's Bayou Breakdown from our May 2019 concert, Our Town. Have a g...
04/14/2021
Bayou Breakdown

Happy #wilmingtonsymphonicwednesday! Enjoy Brant Karrick's Bayou Breakdown from our May 2019 concert, Our Town. Have a great day!

By Brant Karrick

How about a little Shostakovich for today's #wilmingtonsymphonicwednesday? Here's Folk Festival from our November 2018 c...
03/24/2021
Folk Festival

How about a little Shostakovich for today's #wilmingtonsymphonicwednesday? Here's Folk Festival from our November 2018 concert With Courage. Enjoy!

By Dmitri Shostakovich, transcribed by Donald Hunsberger

Happy #wilmingtonsymphonicwednesday! Today we're going back a little further in our recording history, and sharing John ...
03/10/2021
Hands Across the Sea

Happy #wilmingtonsymphonicwednesday! Today we're going back a little further in our recording history, and sharing John Philip Sousa's Hands Across The Sea from our May 2017, From The Sea. Enjoy a little midweek boost from The March King!

Wilmington Symphonic WindsMay 21, 2017Wilmington, North Carolina

Happy #wilmingtonsymphonicwednesday! This week has been a little bittersweet with Facebook Memories popping up for two i...
02/24/2021
Excerpts from Far and Away

Happy #wilmingtonsymphonicwednesday! This week has been a little bittersweet with Facebook Memories popping up for two incredible February concerts, John Williams At The Movies and Cartoon Classics. We thought we'd share Excerpts from Far and Away this week, and let you know how much we miss performing and our audience. We can't wait to get back to it!

By John Williams, transcribed by Paul Lavender

For today's #wilmingtonsymphonicwednesday, we'd like to remember the victims of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas...
02/10/2021
Until Morning Come - Andrew Boss

For today's #wilmingtonsymphonicwednesday, we'd like to remember the victims of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.

"Until Morning Come" by Andrew Boss was written for and premiered by the Marjory Stoneman Douglas Wind Symphony under Alex Kaminsky for their "Our Reply" concert, an event that commemorated the victims whose lives were lost in the tragic shooting in February 2018.

“This will be our reply to violence; to make music more intensely, more beautifully, more devotedly than ever before.”-Leonard Bernstein-"Until Morning Come"...

Happy #wilmingtonsymphonicwednesday!Today we thought we'd share a little beauty with Frank Ticheli's Shenandoah. Enjoy!
02/03/2021
Shenandoah

Happy #wilmingtonsymphonicwednesday!
Today we thought we'd share a little beauty with Frank Ticheli's Shenandoah. Enjoy!

Setting by Frank Ticheli

Here on the pulse of this new dayYou may have the grace to look up and outAnd into your sister's eyes, and intoYour brot...
01/20/2021
Star-Spangled Banner

Here on the pulse of this new day
You may have the grace to look up and out
And into your sister's eyes, and into
Your brother's face, your country
And say simply,
Very simply
With hope
Good Morning.

-Maya Angelou

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ElVNP_bsiZk

By John Stafford Smith, arranged by John Williams

For today's #wilmingtonsymphonicwednesday, we'd like to thank all those who have served and are still serving. Please en...
11/11/2020
A Salute to the Armed Forces of the United States of America - U.S. Marine Band - Tour 2018

For today's #wilmingtonsymphonicwednesday, we'd like to thank all those who have served and are still serving. Please enjoy A Salute to the Armed Forces, performed by the U.S. Marine Band. #veteransday #veteransday2020

On Oct. 24, 2018, the U.S. Marine Band performed at Chicago Symphony Center as part of its National Concert Tour. The event was sponsored by the Chicago Symp...

Today, we thought we'd share some music that's quintessentially American. Here's "Variations on a Shaker Melody" from Aa...
11/04/2020
Variations on a Shaker Melody

Today, we thought we'd share some music that's quintessentially American. Here's "Variations on a Shaker Melody" from Aaron Copland's Appalachian Spring, which we performed on our May 2019 concert, Our Town. We hope you have a happy #wilmingtonsymphonicwednesday!

By Aaron Copland

It's the final #wilmingtonsymphonicwednesday before Halloween, so we thought we'd share Ghosts by Stephen McNeff from ou...
10/28/2020
Ghosts

It's the final #wilmingtonsymphonicwednesday before Halloween, so we thought we'd share Ghosts by Stephen McNeff from our October 2019 concert Tell The Tale...🎃👻Happy Halloween👻🎃

by Stephen McNeff

Today for #wilmingtonsymphonicwednesday, we're featuring violinist Danijela Zezelj-Gualdi playing Danse Macabre by Saint...
10/21/2020
Danse Macabre, Op. 40

Today for #wilmingtonsymphonicwednesday, we're featuring violinist Danijela Zezelj-Gualdi playing Danse Macabre by Saint Saens. Did you hear the rooster crow bringing the dawn at the end?

by Camille Saint-Saëns, transcribed by Mark H. Hindsley

It's getting close to Halloween 👻🎃and we're so happy to have spooky music to share from our October 2019 concert Tell th...
10/14/2020
Symphonie Fantastique - IV. March to the Scaffold

It's getting close to Halloween 👻🎃and we're so happy to have spooky music to share from our October 2019 concert Tell the Tale...Enjoy the March to the Scaffold from Berlioz's Symphonie Fantastique. Make sure you listen for the strike of the guillotine at the end! #wilmingtonsymphonicwednesdays

by Hector Berlioz, transcribed by R. Mark Rogers

09/30/2020
October

Happy #wilmingtonsymphonicwednesday! Since it's officially fall, we thought we'd celebrate the change in season with Eric Whitacre's October from our Tell The Tale concert in October 2019. Enjoy!

by Eric Whitacre

09/16/2020
joyRide

Today for #wilmingtonsymphonicwednesday, we'd like to join the Wilmington Symphony Orchestra in celebrating #100daysofBeethoven by sharing Michael Markowski's joyRIDE from our May 2019 concert, Our Town. Beethoven didn't write too much for wind band, so we really enjoyed getting to play this piece inspired by the Ode to Joy from Beethoven's Ninth Symphony. We hope you enjoy it too! #WSOlovesBeethoven #WSWlovesBeethoventoo

By Michael Markowski

We are so proud of clarinetist and Board treasurer Shawn Lamb for being a finalist in Wilma Magazine’s Women to Watch Aw...
09/09/2020

We are so proud of clarinetist and Board treasurer Shawn Lamb for being a finalist in Wilma Magazine’s Women to Watch Awards! We’ve been watching Shawn since the Wilmington Symphonic Winds began, and we agree that she’s pretty phenomenal. Congrats Shawn!

Congratulations Shawn Lamb, Engineering Manager, Stability, and Radiological Analysis at GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy, on being a finalist in the BUSINESS category for the 2020 Women To Watch Awards!

08/12/2020
Midway March

It's #wilmingtonsymphonicwednesday! This week we'd like to share the toe-tapping Midway March from our February 2019 concert, John Williams At The Movies. We can't wait to be able to play concerts like this again, but today we'd like to know your favorite movie score by John Williams? Tell us in the comments below 👇

By John Williams, transcribed by Paul Lavender

08/05/2020
The Last Rose of Summer

This week, we're going a little further back into our history for #wilmingtonsymphonicwednesday. Retired Technical Sergeant Joseph Bello, former Principal Euphonium of the United States Air Force Band was our first ever soloist for our Summertime concert in May 2018. Enjoy his encore performance of Leroy Andersen's The Last Rose of Summer!

By Leroy Anderson/arr. Wagner Featuring Retired Technical Sergeant Joseph Bello Principal Euphonium, US Air Force Concert Band, Washington D.C.

05/27/2020
Acadiana

It's #wilmingtonsymphonicwednesday, and we feel like it's time to party despite the gloomy day! Here's Frank Ticheli's Acadiana from our May 2019 concert Our Town. Let's see if you can stop yourself from dancing through the first movement💃🕺. Laissez les bon temps rouler!

By Frank Ticheli

05/20/2020
The Flight to Neverland from Hook

It's #wilmingtonsymphonicwednesday! We thought we could all use a little flight of fancy today, so here's The Flight to Neverland from our John Williams At The Movies concert in February 2020 with guest conductor Dr. Nicholas Williams. Enjoy!

By John Williams, transcribed by Paul Lavender Nicholas Enrico Williams, guest conductor

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Music can evoke such beautiful memories, bringing the true you closer to the surface- wounds and all. Which type of music brings out which part of you? Which tunes set the mood for you to create? Fast or slow? Smooth jazz, blues, metal, pop, alt rock. rap, country- what's your preference? . Thank you to all the musicians out there that give us theme songs to strut our best stuff too! . Wilmington Symphonic Winds Rob Zombie Nine Inch Nails Dr Dre Danny Elfman Lindsey Stirling & a long long list of known and not so well know artists. We can't imagine a world without you! . . #MusicIsArt #LifeWithAThemeSong #LifeIsWhatYouMakeIT #MyThemeSong #MondayMotivation #SingAlong #YouMakeYou #MyFavoriteSong
This Sunday February 23rd FREE symphony performed by the Wilmington Symphonic Winds UNCW Kenan Auditorium Box Office, 515 Wagoner Drive in Wilmington beginning at 3:30 pm. #WilmingtonNC #Symphony
Does anyone in the area know of someone that offers private french horn lessons? We are in Rocky Point but it can be Wilmington too. Preferably to mid town. South is too far. have a beginner who is adding this instrument and needs to start learning ASAP. Thanks in advance.
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Congratulations to all on a magnificent performance at theSummertime concert today. The challenging program was highly entertaining, and Joseph Bello's mastery provided added thrills.