Winchendon Winds Inc Winchendon Winds in concert

Sunday, September 10, 2017

WinWinds plays Stars and Stripes Forever WinWinds players and their audience

Our first concert of the 2017 season was performed at 3:00 p.m. at The Winchendon School Faculty Hall, with a theme of "Timeless Classics for Concert Band." It was wonderful to see so many audience members from last year's concerts eager to hear the debut performance of our new season! Thanks to all of you who listened, applauded, enjoyed treats from our bake sale table and contributed to our donations jar.

The Program:

"Semper Fidelis" by John Philip Sousa
"To a New Dawn" by Philip Sparke
"Shenandoah" by Frank Ticheli
"Folk Song Suite" by Ralph Vaughan Williams
"American Salute" by Morton Gould
"The Golden Year" by Alfred Reed
"Prelude Siciliano and Rondo" by Malcolm Arnold (arr. John Paynter)
"Moorside Suite" by Gustav Holst (arr. Denis Wright)
"Irish Tune from County Derry" by Percy Grainger

Sunday, September 24, 2016

On Sunday, September 24 at 2:00 p.m. we'll play the first of three concerts at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Winchendon, 126 Central Street (across from Clark Memorial), with a theme of "Music We Remember."

We return to the UU Church with its vaulted ceilings and superb acoustics for our remaining concerts. This program includes some of the most-requested concert band pieces and perennial audience favorites. There's something for everyone: Procession of the Nobles with its classical, brassy fanfares, soulful renditions of "America the Beautiful" and "Shenandoah," dixieland jazz, an English march, and even Hollywood Blockbuster themes!

Sunday, October 1, 2017

On Sunday, October 1 at 2:00 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Winchendon, we'll present "A Symphonic Sampling."

The true virtuosity of Win Winds comes to fruition with these transcriptions of beloved orchestral works including Dvorak's New World Symphony and Slavonic Dances, Debussy's whimsical Golliwogs Cakewalk, and the Russian masterpieces Procession of the Sardar and On the Steppes of Central Asia, the latter of which served as the inspiration for the musical Kismet.

Saturday, October 7, 2017

On Saturday, October 7 at 2:00 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Winchendon, Winchendon Winds joins the Town of Winchendon during its annual Fall Festival celebration with a lighthearted program for all ages: "Family Festival of Delights."

We'll feature John Williams' themes for Star Wars, Raiders of the Lost Ark, and others, Mary Poppins, and the story of Peter and the Wolf narrated by Rev. Inanna Arthen with instrumentalists impersonating Peter, the duck, the cat, the bird, and the wolf! We'll finish with the premier of the "Toy Town March," a rollicking piece composed by New Englander David Maker, commissioned specifically for Winchendon Winds in tribute to Winchendon's rich toy manufacturing history.

Our 2016 Concert Season