Summer Sound Files

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

The Sting

Guardians of the Galaxy

George M/ Cohan Patriotic Fantasy
(not a great recording, but the best one I could find)

Taps – Eternal Father

MacArthur March (this arrangement is not organized the same as ours, but its close enough to give you an idea of the piece.)

From Sea to Shining Sea
(full piece uses strings and choir, but it’s the same arrangement)

Navy Log March (again, put together a little differently but overall close enough)

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)

April 22 Concert


Thank you to those of you who were able to attend Tuesday’s rehearsal. I think we got a good jump on the music with what we had. However, I need to stress the importance of getting the music ready for this concert and rehearsal attendance. So far we have had a very good response (34 responses) to the attendance poll, but there are still several “holes” that need to be filled.

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Compliments on “Pictures” concert

Thought I would pass on these kind words from Alice Mutshlecner:

———- Original Message ———-
From: alice mutschlecner <>
To: Ted Vives <>
Date: February 27, 2017 at 4:46 AM
Subject: Saturday’s Wind Concert

Hi Ted,
I just wanted to underscore what a great concert you and the Winds performed last Sat.! Paul and I enjoyed it thoroughly, especially (of course) “Pictures at an Exhibition” and the Holst Suite. All the pieces were very well done and your spoken and printed notes added a great deal as well. Thanks for all your hard work and expertise.
Cheers, Alice M.