Semi-Finalist 2021 American Prize

The Los Alamos Community Winds has just been selected as a semi-finalist in the Band/Wind Ensemble Performance—community division of The American Prize national non-profit competitions in the performing arts. Here’s the link:

The American Prize will be announcing finalists in the division soon. You can learn more about this prestigious national competition here:

Holiday Prism Concert – Sat Dec 12

This Saturday December 12 at 2:00 p.m. LACW presents it’s annual Holiday Prism Concert via a concert event on YouTube. A series of performances by members from the community – The Los Alamos Flute Choir, The Covid Clarinets, The SaxAtomix, The LACW Brass, and individual solo performances by flautists Heidi Morning and Tracey Speyrer and LACW director/trombonist Ted Vives all accompanied by pianist Julian Chen.

The concert can be viewed at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, December 12 on YouTube at:

The concert will be free for viewing, but LACW would request that anyone planning to watch the concert ot please register with EventBrite at:

Bring Back Music: Drive-in Concert October 24

The Los Alamos Community Winds will host Bring Back Music – Los Alamos, a free live concert for the community, on Saturday, October 24.

The drive-in style concert will start at 1 p.m. The concert will be held in the north parking lot of Central Park Square, on the corner of 15th Street and Nectar Street, in Los Alamos. Registration will be via Eventbrite at

Bring Back Music – Los Alamos will include performances from The Los Alamos Flute Choir, the Los Alamos Clarinet Quintet, The SaxAtomix, percussionist George Price, and LACW director Ted Vives playing trombone accompanied by pianist Julian Chen.

Bring Back Music – Los Alamos will be performed in a safe, socially distanced environment. Concert attendees will be able to listen to the concert from their vehicles, either live or by tuning into an FM broadcast on their car radios. Restrooms will be available. All other existing New Mexico COVID-19 regulations will be observed.

Members of the community can also watch this live-streamed concert on YouTube at

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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