January 20th, 2024 | USF School of Music
"Band Classics" welcomes seven of Florida’s finest retired band directors to conduct works that were not only meaningful during their teaching careers, but are pieces that have become staples in the wind ensemble repertoire enjoyed by audiences all over the world. The Florida Wind Band was founded in 2008 to perform the highest caliber wind ensemble music at the highest level possible. We are excited to be the featured performance during the annual Phi Beta Mu Convention hosted at the USF School of Music. We are honored to have this opportunity and even more excited to share this concert experience with our Tampa Bay audience.
December 9th, 2023 | Hyde Park United Methodist Church
Our annual Christmas concert has become a must-see event in Tampa Bay. Enjoy the sounds of the season with familiar favorites in “Christmas Gifts” at Hyde Park United Methodist Church. The combination of sacred and secular works remind us that while presents come in all shapes and sizes, there is one gift that reigns supreme. The beautiful sanctuary is the perfect setting that is guaranteed to get you in the holiday spirit!
November 4th, 2023 | USF School of Music
The Florida Wind Band invites you to our first masterworks concert of the season, “How Sweet it Is,” joined by our educational youth program Autumn Winds 2023. While we take our music-making very seriously, we do enjoy a good play on words. The repertoire includes “Pineapple Poll Suite,” “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot,” “Love and Light,” "Suite Treats," "Pink Lemonade," and other compositional confections. This concert will feature the sweet sounds of the Florida Wind Band's principal horn, Brandon McDannald, in the Cape Horn Concerto.
October 15th, 2023 | Palma Ceia Presbyterian Church
The Florida Wind Band is prepared to take you on an aural journey through the Celtic myth of The Dream of Angus. Your instrumental tour guides through the tale will be a woodwind quintet featuring a flute, oboe, clarinet, saxophone, and bassoon. The narrator and woodwind quintet will travel along your side through Angus's journey of love, youth, beauty, and of course, his dreams. Celtic mythology is a rich and entrancing world, peopled by both mortals and gods. It embraces the notion of parallel universes, the real world and the otherworld. Join us for what promises to be an exciting evening of travel through the realm of dreams in a delightful performance perfect for the entire family.
August 12th, 2023 | St. Mark's Episcopal Church
August 13th, 2023 | Palma Ceia Presbyterian Church
While the Florida Wind Band typically plays music written for a large concert ensemble, for this concert we are exploring music that was composed for a smaller, more intimate ensemble. We'll feature a brass septet on "Theme and Variations on A Mighty Fortress is Our God", a woodwind octet on "Seascape", and a 17-piece wind ensemble on "The Light Fantastic." There are two features on this concert program. The first is a dedication of Astor Piazzolla's Oblivion to long time Florida Wind Band supporter and sponsor, Jerry Krumbholz. The second is a bass clarinet feature starring USF's School of Music Faculty member, Calvin Falwell, in The Light Fantastic.
July 1st, 2023 | Carrollwood Village Park
July 2nd, 2023 | Palma Ceia Presbyterian Church
This concert will celebrate the best of American music while stopping through the Colonial Era with "Yankee Doodle," the National Expansion with "Silverado," and the Revolutionary War with "Chester." This program includes additional American favorites that the entire family will enjoy.
In the first performance, the Florida Wind Band will join Summer Breeze on Saturday, July 1st (outdoors) at Carrollwood Village Park at 5:30 pm. We invite you to bring family and friends to picnic and enjoy the festive celebration of this outdoor patriotic performance.
The Florida Wind Band will do a repeat showing of this concert on Sunday, July 2nd (indoors) at Palma Ceia Presbyterian Church at 6:00 pm with a guest narrator.
May 21st, 2023 | USF School of Music
This concert is in partnership with our Bay Area Youth (BAY) Winds Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Winds conducted by Dr. Matthew McCutchen and Mrs. Devin DeDon.
Let's Dance! will explore masterwork pieces from the wind ensemble repertoire. For as long as humans have moved, they have danced. In fact, historians believe that social, celebratory, and ritual dances were essential factors in the development of human civilizations. The Florida Wind Band will be dancing through the new world in a concert that celebrates many of the different styles of dance that are beloved in South America featuring Michael Gandalfi’s “Vientos y Tangos” and Luis Serrano Alarcon’s “Duende". From the United States, we will highlight Leonard Bernstein’s classic “Four Dances from Westside Story” and Aaron Copland’s iconic “Variations on a Shaker Melody”. From Argentinian tangos, to British dance halls, to America's Broadway, this concert is full of music that will make it difficult for the audience to sit still.
March 25th, 2023 | Sickles High School (Educational Outreach)
March 26th, 2023 | Palma Ceia Presbyterian Church (Community Concert)
Throughout recorded history, music has played an important role in celebrations. Whether people are dancing the night away to let off steam, memorializing the life of a loved one, or simply enjoying a concert, music is there to rejoice, eulogize, and comfort. The repertoire includes pieces that are beloved to global audiences including Shostakovich's "Festive Overture" (Russia), Grainger's "Scotch Strathspey and Reel" (Scotland), and Brahms' "Blessed are They" (Germany), alongside newer works such as Giroux's "Evening Snow at Kambara" (Japan), and Day's "Havana" (Cuba). The American work on this performance is Ticheli's masterwork "Blue Shades", which is one of the most performed wind band works of the past decade.
December 10th, 2022 | Hyde Park United Methodist Church
The Florida Wind Band celebrates the Christmas season with a pops program of classic favorites narrated by Colleen Schmitt, including Silent Night, What Child is This, Gesu Bambino, and newer gems including The Eighth Candle, and Three Wise Guys. We are thrilled to feature Brian Panetta & Heather Lundahl as guest conductors during this performance taking place at Hyde Park United Methodist Church's beautiful sanctuary, which is a setting that is guaranteed to get you in the holiday spirit!
October 9th, 2022 | Palma Ceia Presbyterian Church
Join the Florida Wind Band in a program that explores the many ways music is used in a church service. From celebrating weddings to mourning tragedies and everything in between. The repertoire includes hymns, a pipe organ, and even a work that pays homage to Scotland, where Presbyterianism originated.
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