Summer Recordings

Over the summer LACW produced a series of recordings.  Band members recorded their parts individually.  The parts were then combined by our Director, Ted Vives, into complete pieces.  A complete set of these recordings is included below.

I’ll Be There For You (Theme from Friends) by Solem & Wilde, arr by Vives.

Lost in Space Theme by Williams, arr by Vives.

Kokomo by Phillips, McKenzie, Love, and Melcher, arr by Vives.

Help! by Lennon and McCartney, arr. by Vives.

A Hard Day’s Night by Lennon and McCartney, arr. by Vives.

Let It Be by Lennon and McCartney, arr. by Vives.

Hey Jude by Lennon and McCartney, arr. by Vives.

Folk Song Suite No 1 by Williams

Folk Song Suite No 3 by Williams

The Thunderer by Sousa.

King Cotton by Sousa

 

May Concert Canceled

LACW’s May 2nd concert has been canceled due to the COVID-19 outbreak.  The concert, a celebration of Beethoven on the 250th anniversary of his birth, will be rescheduled during the upcoming summer or fall.

Our 2019-20 Season

The award-winning Los Alamos Community Winds (LACW) begins its 20th Season with an exciting slate of concerts and performances certain to have something for everyone’s taste.

The season begins with a performance at the Evening of Arts and Culture, Friday, Oct. 11 at Fuller Lodge. LACW will perform as part of the annual event, which showcases the rich variety of performance, visual and static arts this community has to offer. The event is still being planned.

The season opener is 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19 at Crossroads Church.  In celebration of its 20 season, LACW will perform several favorites from past concerts including E.T. – Adventures on Earth by John Williams, as well as first time performances of Overture to “The Pearl Fishers” by Georges Bizet.

The annual Holiday Prism Concert is 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7 at Crossroads Church.

The second half of the season bring two special concerts to the forefront. At 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 29 the Los Alamos Community Winds will present a memorial concert for Judy Dudziak, with special guest soloist Dan Nebel. The concert will feature works by Richard Strauss, Ludwig van Beethoven, and P.I. Tchaikowsky at White Rock Baptist Church.

To cap off this 20th Anniversary Season and celebrate the 250th Anniversary of the birth of Ludwig van Beethoven, LACW will present an all Beethoven concert and be joined by the Los Alamos Choral Society in a performance of Fantasie für Klavier, Chor, und Orchester (Choral Fantasy). The concert is 7 p.m. Saturday, May 2 in Duane Smith Auditorium.

LACW has a place for those who want to be a part of the concerts during this gala year. Players are welcome in any section of the band (woodwind, brass and percussion) and no auditon is required. There is a particular need right now for clarinets, bassoons, oboes, trumpets and percussion. Anyone interested in joining LACW this season should contact info@lacw.org.

Singers wishing to participate in the Season Finale performance of Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy may contact the Los Alamos Choral Society Director Steve Paxton at stevenpaxton@comcast.net.

LACW is an American Prize Finalist

LACW is a  National Finalist for the American Prize in the Band/Wind Ensemble Community Division.

The American Prize National Nonprofit Competitions in the Performing Arts is the nation’s most comprehensive series of contests in the classical arts. The American Prize is nonprofit, unique in scope and structure, and is designed to evaluate, recognize and reward the best performers, ensembles and composers in the United States based on submitted recordings.

Read the announcement here.