2017-18 Season Information

The repertoire for the Saturday, October 21st Fall concert is (in no particular order):

Bernstein – Overture to Candide/trans. Grundman
Broughton – Themes from “Silverado”/trans. Vives
Khachaturian – Three Dances from the Gayane Ballet Suite/trans. Leidzen
Ravel – Pavane pour une infante défunte/trans. Hindsley
Wagner – Elsa’s Procession to the Cathedral/trans. Cailliet
Sousa – The Charlatan
Gillingham – Council Oak
Lopez – Yorkton
Janáček – Sokol Fanfare (brass and timpani only)

Link to audio files

Our other concert dates are as follows: Continue reading

Summer Sound Files

YouTube links to music we are playing this summer.  Please use these to familiarize yourselves with the music.

The Sting
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gyC6PHQ5T3A

Guardians of the Galaxy
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=41KsJtbC9ac

George M/ Cohan Patriotic Fantasy
(not a great recording, but the best one I could find)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fVcDy60qYCs

Taps – Eternal Father
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pBvtrlnAQdQ

MacArthur March (this arrangement is not organized the same as ours, but its close enough to give you an idea of the piece.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Km9veYIP9Rc

From Sea to Shining Sea
(full piece uses strings and choir, but it’s the same arrangement)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kPw0CUBem-E&channel=UCSV1CjxxLu3DfuiZDFi9EWw

Navy Log March (again, put together a little differently but overall close enough)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yEVB3IZJseY

2017-18 Officers and Board Members

Thank you to everyone who attended the rehearsal and general meeting last night. Congratulations to our 2017-2018 officers and board members:
Paul Campbell – President
Heidi Morning – Secretary
Amanda Barry – Treasurer
Julie Elliott – Librarian
Julian Chen, Tracey Speyrer, Alan Hurd (alt.) – Members-at-Large

Summer Concerts

Thank you all again for a fine performance last night. Very challenging literature and performed quite well. Congratulations!!

Just a reminder, that there is no rehearsal for the next 2 weeks. We will resume on Tuesday, May 9 to read through music for the summer and have our annual membership meeting. Please try to attend even if you aren’t playing this summer as we will be going over plans for next season and as always seeking ideas and input from the membership.

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Rehearsal Schedule

You will find the rehearsal attached here: LACW Rehearsal Schedule 2-28-17

Please note that we will have rehearsal the week of spring break (March 28) this year. While we are normally off this week, I believe we will need all the rehearsal time possible. I realize that some of you may be out of town with your families that week, my hope is that we will have enough players here to hold a substantive rehearsal.
Hope to see you all Tuesday!
Ted Vives
Artistic and Musical Director
Los Alamos Community Winds
1st Runner-Up, 2012 American Prize (Concert Band Division)
3rd Place, 2014 American Prize (Concert Band Division)