Dear Musicians of the LA Winds,


The music for our October concert is available for download here (this is the same Dropbox link you had from last season):

Mike Armstrong, our librarian, has formatted all parts so that they can be printed as booklets/double sided. This just means that if you would like, you can print them double sided and then put them into a 3-ring binder, which may be helpful especially for some of the pieces with many pages. Of course you can print single sided too-just disregard the extra cover pages and blank pages. If you are unable to print your own parts, please just email Mike directly at and let him know what you need. He will be glad to print music for you and bring it to rehearsal. If you notice any issues with parts or have trouble accessing any of the files, please let Mike know right away.

Reminders from Steve:
Our first rehearsal will be Monday, Sept. 9 at 7:15 pm in the Band room at AC Stelle Middle School ( 22450 Mulholland Hwy Calabasas, CA 91302)

Note the time change. We will start at 7:15 pm and end at 9:30 pm. Please adjust your schedules accordingly so you can be ready to rehearse at 7:15 pm for all our evening rehearsals. The room will be opened at 6:30 pm for set-up and warm-up purposes.

Here’s the program for the Oct. 13 concert, “Music from the Stage and Screen”
(You’ll be getting your music via dropbox in about a w

Overture to the Barber of Seville, Rossini
At the Movies, Sousa
Selections from Wicked, Schwarz (featuring Dylan and Shira, singers)
Highlights from Les Miz, Schonberg (featuring singers)
Lord of the Rings (Gandalf), de MMeij


Light Cavalry Overture, von Suppe
Prelude to Act 3 & Entry of the Mastersingers from Die Meistersinger, Wagner
Highlights from the Sound of Music, Rodgers/Hammerstein (featuring singers)
Selections from Star Wars, Williams

It will be great to perform some new works, revisit some favorites from the past and work with some first-rate singers from what was formerly known as Center Stage Opera.

A number of you, myself included, need to send in your Band Season Subscription forms to receive your discount tickets to all 5 subscription concerts and our Tex-Mex Barbecue. Band ticket packages are $125 each or 2 for $200. Download the subscription form from the website and simply write “Band Member” at the top when you mail it in with your check.

As we prepare the budget for the coming season, let me remind you how important it is for the Band’s financial health that you pay your yearly tax-deductible “Band Member Contribution” of $100. You can pay this by cash, check (made out to Los Angeles Symphonic Winds) or credit card (via PayPal). We’d like to have all the funds collected by the 2nd rehearsal of the season (September 16). See Steve Woloshin (trumpet) at the first rehearsal if this presents a hardship for you.

I look forward to seeing you next month as we begin another exciting and musically rewarding LA Winds season.

See you on Sept. 9!

Steve Piazza, Artistic Director, Los Angeles Symphonic Winds