Meet the Eastern Wind Symphony!
Looking for the best wind and percussion literature in the tri-state area? Music educators and freelance musicians of New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania have entertained music experts and novices as the Eastern Wind Symphony (EWS) since 1996. The group has performed at Carnegie Hall, New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Patriots Theater at the War Memorial, and at the NaFME Eastern Division Conference. With a national reputation, the symphony aims to “refocus its artistic goals, revitalize the community it supports, and experience tremendous success.” In 2009, guest artists joined the group, including Stanley Drucker on clarinet, Phil Smith on trumpet, and Joe Alessi on trombone. When André Thomas joined at The John F. Kennedy Center in 2012, the performance sold out!
The musicians of the Eastern Wind Symphony volunteer not only their talent, but also their time. Many also manage businesses, work in the sciences, and raise families on the side. As a non-profit organization, the symphony is working hard to pay their trip to the Midwest Conference in Chicago this December where they will be the first adult band from New Jersey to ever be invited. “This is something truly amazing and quite historic not only for our organization, but for our state as well,” says Mr. Nichols, conductor and artistic director.
EWS will be raising funds at Laurita Winery July 31 at 7 PM. With $25 admission, enjoy a glass of wine and the sweet tunes of this praised symphony. Selections of the night will include classic band literature, patriotic selections, and show tunes.
Can’t make it to winery on July 31 but want to show your support? Listen to live performance of EWS at their website and order your CD while you’re there; http://easternwindsymphony.org/listen/