Winchendon Winds Inc Winchendon Winds in concert

July 10, 2016

WinWinds Lassus Trombones WinWinds players and their audience

The final concert of the 2016 season was performed on July 10 in the UUCW sanctuary. The church was packed with music lovers enjoying a spirited program that combined popular tunes and unique showcases for individual instruments. Conductor Lucinda Ellert concluded with an encore of the melodic and peaceful "Londonderry Air". The program, on the theme of "Family Favorites and Features," included:

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


We'd like to thank all of you in our audiences for joining us and lending your presence, enthusiasm and applause. A thousand thanks, as well, to our generous sponsors, including everyone who contributed to our Donations jar at each performance. We're also very grateful for the feedback so many of you offered as you took the time to fill out our audience survey. We're taking your input very seriously. We're looking forward to next year's season!

July 3, 2016

WinWinds plays Stars and Stripes Forever WinWinds players and their audience

Winchendon Winds played to an enthusiastic audience on the front and side lawns of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Winchendon on July 3. UUCW sold out of fresh-made strawberry shortcake as 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. The program titled, "America!" presented the following numbers:

National Anthem -- Francis Scott Key, arr. Jon Nicholson
Thunderer March -- John Philip Sousa
Star Spangled Spectacular -- George M. Cohan, arr. John Cacavas
Americans We March -- Henry Fillmore (Watch and hear the video on Facebook!)
American Civil War Fantasy -- Jerry Bilik
Semper Fi -- John Philip Sousa
March from “1941” -- John Williams, arr. Paul Lavender
Shenandoah -- Frank Ticheli
America the Beautiful -- Carmen Dragon
Copland Tribute -- Clare Grundman
Stars and Stripes Forever -- John Philip Sousa

June 26, 2016

standing ovation for Winchendon Winds Winchendon Winds first concert at UUCW

The debut concert of Winchendon Winds' 2016 season was a great success, with an enthusiastic audience rising for a standing ovation at the concert's conclusion. Because of oppressively hot weather, the band played inside the beautiful sanctuary of UUCW. The program showcased music of the "British and Emerald Isles" and presented the following numbers:

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