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, 2017

On Sunday, September 24 at 2:00 p.m. we returned to the Unitarian Universalist Church of Winchendon, performing a concert with a theme of "Music We Remember."

The Program:

"American Salute" by Morton Gould
"The Golden Year" by Alfred Reed
"Shenandoah" by Frank Ticheli
"James Horner: Hollywood Blockbusters" by James Horner (arr. John Moss)
"America the Beautiful" by Samuel Ward (arr. Carmen Dragon)
"Procession of the Nobles" by Nicholas Rimsky-Korsakov (arr. Erik W.G. Leidzén)
"Little English Girl" by D. Dell Cese
"Just a Closer Walk" arr. Don Gillis
"Star Wars" by John Williams (arr. arr. James Burden)

Sunday, October 1, 2017

On Sunday, October 1, we performed our third Sunday afternoon concert at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Winchendon, with a concert theme of "A Symphonic Sampling."

The Program:

"Procession of the Sardar" by Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov (arr. John Lambert)
"On the Steppes of Central Asia" by Alexander Borodin (arr. Maurice Gardner) Click to Listen
"Finlandia" by Jean Sibelius arr. Clark McAlister & Alfred Reed Click to Listen
"Procession of the Nobles" by Nicholas Rimsky-Korsakov (arr. Erik W.G. Leidzén)
"Slavonic Dances" by Anton Dvorak (arr. Clair W. Johnson)
"Golliwog’s Cakewalk" by Claude Debussy (arr. Lucinda J. Ellert)
"New World Symphony: Finale" by Anton Dvorak (arr. Erik W.G. Leidzén)

Saturday, October 7, 2017

On Saturday, October 7, Winchendon Winds joined the Town of Winchendon during its annual Fall Festival celebration with a lighthearted program for all ages: "Family Festival of Delights." Our featured number was 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.

The Program:

"To a New Dawn" by Philip Sparke
"Golliwog’s Cakewalk" by Claude Debussy (arr. Lucinda J. Ellert)
"Young Person's Guide to John Williams" by John Williams (arr. Jay Bocook)
"Stars and Stripes Forever" by John Philip Sousa
"Toy Town March" by David Maker
"The Haunted Carousel" by Erika Svanoe
"Star Wars" by John Williams (arr. James Burden)
"Irish Tune from County Derry" by Percy Grainger