Wind Band Literature takes a close look at the best of the wind band repertoire, from chamber music to huge symphonic works, from beginning band to professional level. It is not a comprehensive repertoire site, but rather a collection of resources compiled and created by conductor Andy Pease. These are tools to share with students and colleagues to help enhance understanding of what makes the music we play so powerful and meaningful to us.
Featured content for Spring 2018:
This season begins with some exciting guest conducting and traveling! I’ll be doing two All County bands:
Otsego Senior All County Band, Laurens, NY, February 3, 2018
Country Gardens – Percy Grainger, arr. Sousa
Montgomery Senior All County Band, Amsterdam, NY, March 3, 2018
I’ll also be going over to Purdue University around February 16 to conduct their Concert Band in the Serenade for Band by Vincent Persichetti.
In addition, I will be at part of the NYSBDA Symposium in Liverpool, NY from March 2-4, 2018, where I expect to hear fine ensembles and honor bands, as well as some terrific sessions. I’ll be headed as well to the CBDNA Eastern Division conference in New Haven, CT from March 7-10, 2018. While there listening to more terrific ensembles and sessions, I’ll lead a reading session on Michael Markowski’s Brooklyn Air and give a brief presentation about the Wind Band Symphony Archive.
Back home in Oneonta, the Hartwick College Wind Ensemble and Chamber Winds will be presenting two programs:
WINDSONGS – March 15, 2018
Tres Sonetos – Silvestre Revueltas
Four Dances from West Side Story – Leonard Bernstein, arr. Polster
GODZILLA EATS LAS VEGAS and Other Tall Tales – May 3, 2018
Chamber Piece TBA – Andrew Pease
The Catskill Valley Wind Ensemble, directed by Scott Rabeler and myself, has two major concerts this season, both at the First United Methodist Church in Oneonta, NY:
Mid-Winter Pops Concert, Sunday, January 21 at 2pm
Dancin’ into the 20s – various, arr. Hunsberger
Music from The Incredibles – Michael Giacchino, arr. Bocook
Themes from 007 – various, arr. Lowden
Bugler’s Holiday – Leroy Anderson, trans. Edwards
Spring Wind Ensemble Concert, Sunday, April 29 at 2pm
Symphony for Band – Vincent Persichetti
More to come!
Looking for a recap? Here they are in abundance: Fall 2017, Summer 2017, Spring 2017, Fall 2016, Summer 2016, Spring 2016, Fall 2015, Summer 2015, Spring 2015, Fall 2014, Summer 2014, Spring 2014, Fall 2013, Summer 2013, Spring 2013, Fall 2012, Summer 2012, Spring 2012, Fall 2011, Summer 2011, Spring 2011, Fall 2010.
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