Past, Present, and Prospective Band Members,
I am pleased to announce the formation of a new wind ensemble / symphonic band on the campus of UCI for Spring Quarter 2003. Tentatively titled the "Irvine Wind Orchestra", this ensemble will most likely rehearse on Thursday evenings beginning April 3rd and conclude with a concert on Sunday, June 1st.
Music will be drawn from the standard concert band repertoire at the Grade 4-5 level (medium advance), with a particular emphasis on compositions originally conceived for the wind ensemble medium. A possible program for Spring Quarter would be:
Bernstein - Overture to "Candide"
Ticheli - Simple Gifts: Four Shaker Songs
Schumann - Chester
Copland - The Promise of Living
I hope you will consider joining this new ensemble. Additional information will be sent out within the next few week. In the meanwhile, please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions/comments.
Hopefully we'll be able to get all our members back. If any of you live in the Irvine/OC area I believe it is open to community members again.