THE VILLAGES SYMPHONIC WINDS


What do you call a group of some forty former band directors, professional

musicians, and a few dedicated amateurs with over 2000 years of experience?

Simple –The Villages Symphonic Wind Ensemble, a group dedicated

to performing at the highest level of achievement we can reach while

challenging ourselves to continually improve.

We play a wide range of musical genres from “high-brow” to “toe-tapping”

in a variety of keys and time signatures rated from moderate to the most difficult.


Behind the name: From an article about the conception of the Eastman Wind

Ensemble. In 1952, the idea for a new, smaller type of symphonic band occurred

to Frederick Fennell: scaling the typical concert band down to the size of the

wind section of a symphony orchestra, allowing for greater clarity and better

intonation. He recruited nearly 40 players for this in May 1952, explaining,

“I chose the best students in the school, the best solo performers, and the

best ensemble players.” That is what this group strives to be – “The Best”!


Symphonic Winds

Friday, 1 to 3pm, Mulberry Grove

Jill VanSyckle 352-751-7447

ljvansyckle20@gmail.com

BANDS OF THE VILLAGES 

Patriotic Spectacular Concert

Sunday 3 July, 3pm or 7 pm

Savannah Center 1545 Buena Vista Blvd 


Join the Bands of the Villages in their annual celebration of America!

Volunteer musicians from three of the Villages’ largest bands combine

their talents to perform a variety of patriotic music. The music is guaranteed

to reflect the heartbeat of our nation with selections from World War II,

Dixieland favorites, Sousa marches, and even a special presentation

of the Battle Hymn of the Republic. 


And yes, of course, we’ll pay tribute to our Armed Forces. For those who

have served in the military, please feel welcome to wear Service caps. 


What a great way to get ready to celebrate the fourth of July? Put on

your red, white, and blue; and come out for a “shot” of good old-fashioned

patriotism. Tickets are on sale at the Villages Box Offices for $15.00.

In addition to enjoying the Patriotic Spectacular music extravaganza, 

it’s noteworthy that a large portion of the ticket sales will be donated to

the Ukraine relief efforts and to the Fisher House of Tampa.

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The Villages Concert Band


is active in the area, supporting groups and organizations with the funds from all concerts.


Jean Butler, the conductor of The Villages Concert Band has built a great musical organization here in The Villages that approaches every playing opportunity with tremendous professionalism.  Interested in becoming a part of The Villages Concert Band?


Contact,


Jean Butler at butlerjean@comcast.net

or 352-751-3401

Attendance Policy for playing a Concert


Attendances at

rehearsals are expectations for

a bandsman to play

in the concerts.

There could be cogent reasons that prohibit attendance at every rehearsal.

However, the band’s

policy to play in a concert include attendance of the

last four rehearsals 

plus the dress

rehearsal.

If there are unusual

circumstances that

preclude meeting

the attendance requirements,

a member may

contact the Director

in an effort to obtain

an exemption.

Section leaders are

to be informed about

any granted

exemptions of

the policy.

THE VILLAGES SYMPHONIC WINDS CALENDAR

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