40th Anniversary Season
2014-2015 Season Preview
We will be marking our 40th Anniversary season with celebratory music throughout the year.
Our Fall concerts will feature the music of Kablevsky, Bernstein, Gordon Jacob, Walton, Kalinnikov and Arnold. We will also be performing Camp March written by original ACWE member Corky Robinson. Dates for these concerts will fall around the end of October and the beginning of November.
Our holiday concerts will include ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas as well as many of your favorite carols. We will be at the Zilker Tree Lighting on December 7. Indoor concerts will include December 13 at St. Louis Catholic Church and December 19 at Covenant United Methodist Church.
In the Spring we will again be sponsoring the Texas Community Music Festival, which will be celebrating its 10th Anniversary. Our Spring concerts will feature the music of Shostakovich, Ron Nelson, Persichetti, Gershwin and Karl King.
Plans are in the works for an event commemorating our first concert, which occurred May 25, 1975 at Wooldridge Park.
We intend to return to Lake Pflugerville for July 4th and other concerts to be determined. We’ll be performing the rousing American Overture for Band by Jenkins and Carnival Scene by Mutchler in addition to your favorite patriotic tunes and marches.
Summer Reading Sessions
Starting July 15 we will be having reading sessions during our regular rehearsal time Tuesday at 7:30PM at Covenant United Methodist Chruch. This will give players a chance to work on sight reading skills as well as experience a variety of band repertoire. Come on out and have some fun! You do not have to be a regular member of the band to participate.
Rehearsals resume August 26
We are always accepting new members. More Info
Best Excuse to Be a Band Geek Again--Austin Chronicle
Austin Civic Wind Ensemble
One time, at band camp, we heard about this great group of musicians in A-town: As Austin's oldest community band, the Austin Civic Wind Ensemble (ACWE) has been charming Central Texas audiences since 1975. Besides treating our town to the best in-concert band performances, this ensemble also provides an outlet for Austin area musicians, amateur and professional, to get out there and play. So, whether you are looking to rekindle fond memories of your band-geek glory days or you wish to simply revel in that sound that takes you to another time and place, check them out. Their Web site is loaded with information on how to get involved. (Best of Austin 2006 issue)