The 10th Season of NorthWinds Symphonic Band came to a close June 22, performing at the Missouri Bandmaster's Association down in the Lake of the Ozarks. 9 pieces performed (8 from previous concerts; 1 new) for a full room of bandmasters from years gone by. A great end to a great season!
Great article in the Kansas City Star yesterday promoting our Sunday concert, as well as the upcoming Thursday concert for the Parkville Symphonic Band! Some Northwinds members play in both bands.
Please join us for our 2013 Holiday Concert on December 15, 2013 at Park Hill High School, 7701 NW Barry Rd Kansas City, MO 64153 at 4pm.
Aspen Jubilee, Ron Nelson
Overture to a Winter Celebration, James M. Stephenson
March of the Toys, Victor Herbert
A Fireside Christmas, Sammy Nestico
Auld Lang Syne, Arr. Chip Davis
The Night Before Christmas, Randol Alan Bass
and a few Holiday Surprises
NorthWinds strives to be recognized as the premier wind symphony in the greater Kansas City region. We invite you to come join us as we begin our 10th season of performing throughout the Northland as our Fall Concert will be held on Sunday, October 13th, 4:00 PM at Park Hill High School. Our first concert this season will feature a variety of different pieces, some of which feature the power of our brass section throughout; others that will feature wonderful melodic music from our woodwind players. And a highlight piece for our first concert this year, a band arrangement of selected hits from a recently-famed Broadway musical, which will be following a Yellow Brick Road back to the Kansas City area this October!
As the actual concert day draws near, be on the lookout for information updates, as the pieces we will be performing will be announced in due time. For now, please mark your calendars and invite all your family and friends as we get this season started off! And if you are unable to make our Fall Concert due to other commitments, please join us later in the season at one, or all, of our future concerts. They are at the same time and place as this first one, all on Sunday afternoons:
December 15th, 2013 (Holiday Concert)
February 23rd, 2014 (Winter Concert)
May 4th, 2014 (Spring Concert & features our 5th Annual Solo Contest Winner)
Again, please invite your family and friends to come join us throughout the season. Also, if you haven't already, come like us on Facebook and/or check out our website at www.nwsband.org for more information about this wonderful group of musicians from the Kansas City and beyond areas.
Come one, come all!
Please join us for our next concert on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at Park Hill High School at 4:00 pm
The program includes
Them Basses - G. H. Huffine
Children's March - Percy Grainger
Overture from Nabucco - Giuseppe Verdi
Kirkpatrick Fanfare - Andrew Boysen
Introduction to Third Act of Lohengrin - Richard Wagner
Selections from Wicked - Stephen Schwartz
Lassus Trombone - Henry Fillmore
October 13, 2013 Park Hill HS 4:00 pm
December 15, 2013 Park Hill HS 4:00 pm
February 23, 2014 Park Hill HS 4:00 pm
May 4, 2014 Park Hill HS 4:00 pm
Rise of the Firebird – Steven Reineke
Ghost Train – Eric Whitacre
Autumn Leaves – Johnny Mercer, arr. Alfred Reed
March to the Scaffold – Hector Berlioz, arr. Erik Leidzen
Toccata and Fugue in d minor – Johann Sebastian Bach, trans. Erik Leidzen
La Tregenda – Giacomo Puccini, arr. Robert Foster
October – Erik Whitacre
Carmina Burana – Carl Orff, arr. John Krance
The NorthWinds Symphonic Band 2012-13 season is fast approaching and looks to be a rich and rewarding musical experience for both our members and audience. Continue to check here for updates and information regarding concert dates, special events and more.