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”!
Friday, 1 to 3pm, Mulberry Grove
Jill VanSyckle 352-751-7447
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.
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?
Jean Butler at firstname.lastname@example.org
Attendance Policy for playing a Concert
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
If there are unusual
the attendance requirements,
a member may
contact the Director
in an effort to obtain
Section leaders are
to be informed about
THE VILLAGES SYMPHONIC WINDS CALENDAR