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ACWE XL40th Anniversary Season

Spring Events

We will host the 10th annual Texas Community Music Festival, which runs from Friday, April 17 through Sunday April 26 at Central Market North. ACWE performs Saturday, April 18 at 11:00AM and Sunday, April 26 at 1:30PM. There will we a wide variety of great music all week long. More info.

Tuesday, April 21 we will host a joint concert with the Wartburg College Wind Ensemble from Waverly, Iowa. The concert will be 7:30PM at Bethany Lutheran Church 3701 West Slaughter Ln.

Sunday, May 10 at 5:00PM we will play at the Episcopal Church of the Resurrection as part of their regular concert series. 2200 Justin Ln

Our Spring concerts will feature the Festive Overture by Shostakovich as well as the dramatic Finale from his 5th Symphony. Also on the program are two classics of the band repertoir- Rocky Point Holiday by Ron Nelson and Divertimento for Band by Vincent Persichetti. Our concerts will also include Gershwin's beloved An American in Paris and Karl King's Melody Shop march, which will show off our low brass section.

Come on out and celebrate 40 years of the Austin Civic Wind Ensemble!

Special Thanks to TCMF SponsonsWestbank String Shop Central MarketAustin Jazz Workshop

Russell KormanZinger Hardware


Violet Crown Flute Choir

One of our spinoff groups, the Violet Crown Flute Choir will perform a concert of lovely flute music on Sunday, April 12, at 1:30pm at St. John Vianney Catholic Church. The program will include Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 and La Milonga by Christopher Caliendo. Director, Christina Ryan, will also perform Johann Hummel’s Sonata in D Major with pianist, Joseph Wong. The suggested donation is $10 with all proceeds benefiting the St. John Vianney Capital Campaign.


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)

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