Winchendon Winds Inc Winchendon Winds in concert

June 26, 2016

standing ovation for Winchendon Winds Winchendon Winds first concert at UUCW

The debut concert of Winchendon Winds' 2016 season under the baton of Conductor Lucinda Ellert was a great success, with an enthusiastic audience rising for a standing ovation at the concert's conclusion. The program showcased music of the “British and Emerald Isles.”

The Program:

“Crown Imperial March” by William Walton
“Molly on the Shore” by Percy Grainger
“Minstrel Boy” by Leroy Anderson
“To a New Dawn” by Philip Sparke
“H.M.S. Pinafore” by Arthur Sullivan
“The Voice of Guns” by Kenneth Alford
“Nimrod” from Enigma Variations by Edward Elgar (arr. Alfred Reed)
“First Suite in Eb” by Gustav Holst
“English Dances” by Malcolm Arnold
“Irish Tune from County Derry” by Percy Aldridge Grainger

July 3, 2016

WinWinds plays Stars and Stripes Forever WinWinds players and their audience

Winchendon Winds played its “America!” concert to an enthusiastic audience on the front and side lawns of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Winchendon on July 3. The audience enjoyed traditional marches and classic pieces by American composers in honor of the Fourth of July. The weather was sunny, breezy and perfect for a band concert al fresco, complemented by strawberry shortcake.

The Program:

“The Star Spangled Banner” by John Stafford Smith (arr. Jon Nicholson)
“Thunderer March” by John Philip Sousa
“Star Spangled Spectacular” by G. M. Cohan (arr. John Cacavas)
“Americans We” by Henry Fillmore
“American Civil War Fantasy” by Jerry Bilik
“Semper Fidelis March” by John Philip Sousa
“March from 1941” by John Williams, arr. Paul Lavender
“Shenandoah” by Frank Ticheli
“America the Beautiful” by Samuel Ward (arr. Carmen Dragon)
“Copland Tribute” by Clare Grundman
“Stars and Stripes Forever” by John Philip Sousa

July 10, 2016

WinWinds Lassus Trombones WinWinds players and their audience

The final concert of the 2016 season, titled "Family Favorites and Features," was performed on July 10 in the sanctuary. The church was packed with music lovers enjoying a spirited program that combined popular tunes and unique showcases for individual instruments.

The Program:

“Young Personís Guide to John Williams” by John Williams (arr. Jay Bocook)
“Beguine for Flutes” by Eric Osterling Click to Listen
(Geraldine Barazarte, Elise Locker, Chris Nagle - Flutes)
“Somewhere Over the Rainbow” by Harold Arlen (arr. Villaneuva) Click to Listen
(Jeanne Pocius Dorismund - Trumpet)
“Amazing Grace” arr. Lloyd Conley
(Dave Baer, Cameron Rodriquez, Dan Tourtellot - Tubas)
“Selections from Mary Poppins” by R. and R. Sherman (arr. Irwin Kostal)
“Theme from The Simpsons” by Danny Elfman (arr. Paul Lavender)
“Clarinet on the Town” by Ralph Hermann (Joe Clark, Clarinet)
“Music for a Darkened Theatre” by Danny Elfman (arr. Michael Brown)
“Lassus Trombone” by Henry Fillmore Click to Listen
(Steve Piermarini, Ed Stromski, Dan Walker - Trombones)
“To a New Dawn” by Philip Sparke
“Irish Tune from County Derry” by Percy Aldridge Grainger