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 Van Syckle 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.

Ways to Improve Practice Time


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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


As we continue grow

in quality of 

performance and quantity of members

it is imperative to

have full attendance

at rehearsals. We all know that there are 

very good reasons

why people are not

able to attend every rehearsal and those reasons are respected; however, the following guidelines have been established to insure

the highest level of performance that we 

can possibly achieve.


It is expected you 

attend at least 1/2 of 

our rehearsals as well

as the dress rehearsal

in order to be able to perform at any 

Concert. If for some reason you are unable

to achieve this, you 

will still retain your membership in the 

Band, but will not perform at that particular Concert.


You know how much practice you need in order to play the 

music well, but keep 

in mind that the full group needs YOU! 

To achieve the proper blend and balance of 

the ensemble, it is necessary that you are at each rehearsal to contribute your part 

so the Director can make the necessary adjustments. 


If there are special circumstances in not being able to meet the above requirements please contact the Director and you will 

be notified of any exemption which 

might be granted.


I hope you understand and support the 

policies mentioned above while we 

continue to improve musically.

THE VILLAGES SYMPHONIC WINDS CALENDAR

Rehearsals Resume

Oct 21, 28

Nov 4, 11, 18

Dec 2

Jan 6, 13, 20 27

 

  

FALL CONCERT 

Jan 29, 2023






Rehearsals Resume

Feb 10, 17, 24 

Mar 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

Apr 14




SPRING CONCERT 

Apr 16, 2023





Fri,

1-3pm 


  




Sun,

6pm 






Fri,

1-3pm 






Sun,

6pm 



Mulberry Rec Ctr

8445 SE 165th Mulberry

The Villages, FL 32162





New Covenant UMC

3470 Woodridge Dr

The Villages, FL 32162





Mulberry Rec Ctr

8445 SE 165th Mulberry 

The Villages, FL 32162





New Covenant UMC

3470 Woodridge Dr

The Villages, FL 32162









Concert Attire: Black

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Concert Attire: Black

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