2015-2016 Season Preview
Our Fall concerts will feature two works by Austin-based composers. Aurora Borealis is a colorful work by Joel Love who recently completed his doctoral work at UT. Anthems by ACWE's own Michael Bell commemorates the fall of the Berlin Wall. The program will also feature the spooky Dance Macabre by Saint-Saens and excerpts from the powerful Requiem by Verdi.
We will be playing Friday, October 30th, 7:30PM at Covenent United Methodist Church and November 8th, 5PM at Episcopal Church of the Resurrection.
For the holiday season we will be playing some of your favorite carols as well as a few tunes you may have not heard before. We will participate in the Zilker Tree Lighting on November 29th and will have a few indoor concerts around mid December.
Spring 2016 - Que viva España!
Our Spring concerts will have a Spanish theme and will feature the Symphony No. 3 "Don Quixote" by Robert W. Smith as well as the ever popular Ritual Fire Dance byManuel De Falla.
We will play host to the Texas Community Music Festival around mid April and will also play come concerts around early May.
Independence Day 2016
Our concerts celebrating America's Independence will feature the stirring Fanfare for the Common Man by Copland, Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture as well as traditional Americana and stirring marches. On the 4th we will most likely be playing the Millwood Picnic in the morning and the Lago Vista fireworks in the evening. Prior to the 4th we will likely play at St. Louis Catholic Church and possibly one other venue.
We look forward to another exciting season as we enter our fifth decade of bringing great band music to Austin!
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)