November 24th Concert Tickets

Hello Band Members:

If you are interested in buying Band Member Tickets at $10 each for the next concert, we will use the same process used for the last concert, but starting one rehearsal earlier.

At rehearsal starting on Monday, 10/28, there will be an order sheet to request tickets at a Band Member Special Price of $10 each (regular price is $30). The sheet will also be available at the 11/4rehearsal. All orders and payments must be submitted by 11/4.

Instructions:
Add your name and # of tickets requested to the order sheet, and make you payment in cash or check (made payable to ‘Los Angeles Symphonic Winds’) to Steve Woloshin, Susan Anderson or Beatrice Luna when you sign up.

Distribution:
Tickets will be distributed to you at the 11/18 rehearsal, and the 11/22 dress rehearsal for those who cannot attend on 11/18.

As before, special requests for seating will be accommodated where possible, but are not guaranteed. (We currently have sold about 50% of the hall, and “preferred seating” areas are sold out.)

Please contact Steve Woloshin with any questions. His email is: swoloshin@dslextreme.com

Steve Woloshin


LA Winds Rehearsal Schedule for 11/24 Concert

10/21 Rach 15, Rach 4, Nevsky, Russian Sail, INT, Fest Ov, 1812

10/28 March Op. 99, 1812, Prelude and Folk Dance, Russian Sail, INT, Nevsky, Festive Overture

11/4 Fest Ov., Prelude and Folk Dance, Rach 4, Rach 15, Nevsky, INT, 1812

11/11 NO REHEARSAL

11/18 Salvation, March Op. 99, Fest. Ov., Nevsky, INT, 1812, Rach 15

11/22 Dress Rehersal, Order TBA

11/24 – 12:00 Sound Check; 2:30 Concert

Program Order:

  • Festive Overture
  • Salvation is Created
  • Russian Sailors Dance
  • Prelude and Folk Dances
  • “Battle on the Ice” from Alexander Nevsky (featuring SFVMC and Projected Visuals)
  • ****** Intermission ******
  • March Op. 99
  • Rachmaninoff Vespers 4 (Band alone)
  • Rachmaninoff Vespers 6 (Choir alone)
  • Rachmaninoff Vespers 15 (Band and Choir)
  • 1812 Overture (Band and Choir)

Band Member Tix 2019-10-06

Hello LA Winds Members,

As announced at the last rehearsal, if you would like to purchase tickets for friends and family for the next concert on 10/13, please sign the Ticket Order Sheet that will be available at tomorrow’s (10/7) rehearsal and bring payment in cash or check made out to “Los Angeles Symphonic Winds”. Band member tickets are $10 each.

Tickets for paid orders will be distributed Friday, 10/11 at the dress rehearsal. Unpaid orders will not be honored and your guest(s) will need to purchase a full-price ticket for $30 at the Box Office on Sunday, 10/13.

Steve Woloshin
swoloshin@dslextreme.com
408-204-9431


Music For November Concert

Hello LA Winds Members,

About half the music for the November concert has been uploaded. Most of the music is in Dropbox and the rest will be up shortly. You can see which pieces are “coming soon” as the empty folders have been named as such.

The link is the same:

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/efxozcxi2gilvjy/AABju22UCgJQw_2EuDm-HhHoa?dl=0

Thank you!

Best Regards,

Michael Ryan Armstrong
President/C.E.O, Armstrong Orchestral
818-635-6223


Member Season Contribution & Rules 2019-09-24

Hello LA Winds Members,

MEMBER DUES:
For those of you who have already paid your dues donations, thank you! For those who have not yet done so, please make your payment no later than Friday of this week. It is important that all performing members make their contributions now so we can ensure we know who will be performing at the October 13 concert and the rest of the season. As mentioned before, if you anticipate some financial hardship orother issue with playing, please see Mr. Piazza or Steve Woloshin.

You can easily pay by check, cash or at www.lawinds.com\dues

MEMBER GUIDELINES:
New Members, please read the guidelines for performers in the LA Winds. Check with your section leader or manager if you have any questions.

Returning Member, please review the guidelines once more to ensure you stay updated.

You can find the guidelines onlineat: http://lawinds.com/musicians/member-portal/member-guideline

Steve Woloshin (swoloshin@dslextreme.com 408-204-9431)


Rehearsal Order For Oct 13 Concert

LA Winds Rehearsal Schedule for 10/13 Concert
“Music from the Stage and Screen”

9/23
Barber of Seville
At the Movies
Gandalf
INT
Light Cavalry
Wagner
Star wars

9/30 NO Rehearsal

10/7
Light Cavalry
Sound of Music
Wicked
Les Miz
INT
Star wars
At the Movies

10/11 (Friday Dress rehearsal)
Barber of Seville
Wicked
Les Miz
Sound of Music
INT
Wagner
Gandalf

10/13 Soundcheck 12:00 pm
Light Cavalry
Star Wars
At the Movies
Wicked
Les Miz
Sound of Music

10/13 concert 2:30 pm
Program Order:
Barber of Seville
At the Movies
Wicked
Les Miz
Gandalf
INT
Light Cavalry
Wagner
Sound of Music
Star Wars

See you Monday night!


LA Winds Rehearsal Order 2019-15-19

Dear Band Members,

I have not yet been able to arrange specific rehearsal times with the singers for our Oct. 13 concert, so I don’t yet have the complete rehearsal schedule. However, here is the order of tomorrow night’s (9/16) rehearsal:
Sound of Music
Wagner Prelude to Act 3 and Entry of the Meistersingers
Overture to the Barber of Seville
At the Movies – 3rd mvt (we’ll only perform 1st and 3rd mvts)
BREAK
Gandalf
Star Wars (we’ll only perform Imperial March, Princess Leia, Yoda’s Theme and Star Wars Main Theme)
Light Cavalry Overture
See you on Monday 9/16!

Steve Piazza, Artistic Director, Los Angeles Symphonic Winds

ATTENTION SECTION MANAGERS
MAKE SURE EVERYONE IN YOUR SECTION RECEIVES THIS INFORMATION TODAY.

SEND NEW EMAIL ADDRESSES TO member.lawinds@gmail.com so they can be added to the mailing list.


2019-20 Music Dropbox 2019-08-22

Dear Musicians of the LA Winds,

SECTION MANAGERS – IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO MAKE SURE THE MEMBERS OF YOUR SECTION RECEIVE THIS INFORMATION.

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

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/efxozcxi2gilvjy/AABju22UCgJQw_2EuDm-HhHoa?dl=0

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 michael.ryan.armstrong@gmail.com 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

– INTERMISSION –

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


Start of 2019-20 Season Letter 2019-08-14

Dear LA Winds Colleagues:

I hope you’re having a wonderful, rewarding and relaxing summer. Let me once again thank you for a spectacular 2018-2019 season and for your hard work in making our challenging July 6th concert in Culver City such a success!

We’ll hold our first rehearsal for the upcoming 2019-2020 season just about 1 month from now. The concert schedule –with dates and locations- is outlined on our website. It promises to be one of our more interesting seasons as we join forces with Valley Opera and Performing Arts, the San Fernando Valley Master Chorale, The San Fernando Valley Children’s Chorus and the SFVSO for some unique and exciting programs.

Our first rehearsal will be Monday, Sept. 9 at 7:15 pm in the Band room at AC Stelle Middle School.

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. I’m assuming the air conditioning will be fully functional!

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 week)

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

– INTERMISSION –

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


TEMPO ~ Inside the Winds, Vol. 5, February 2019

A Message from the Maestro

 

Dear LA Winds Family,

Let me begin by thanking all of you for making the “Maestro & Mozart Birthday Dinner/Concert” such a rousing success! It was a birthday party I will never, ever forget. Nearly 200 subscribers, donors, musicians, cooks, servers, board members and friends of the Winds joined in a truly memorable celebration. Special thanks to members of the Song of Angels Flute Orchestra and their director—our very own Chuck Fernandez—along with the nearly 15 select members of the LA Winds who helped provide the musical entertainment.

All the Winds will be back on stage, however, when we perform for our upcoming Sunday, March 3rd concert taking place at 3:30 pm in the beautiful Performing Arts Education Center at Agoura High School, (28545 Driver Ave., Agoura Hills, CA 91301). We’ll feature a tribute to noted composers of Italian heritage—past and present—who have left their mark on our eclectic musical landscape. Works by Verdi, Puccini, and Rossini, as well as contemporary composers Rosario Galante, Norman Dello-Joio and Frank Ticheli, will be performed. Star soprano Sarah Salazar from the Center Stage Opera will be our featured soloist.

After the concert, members of the “Maestro’s Circle” will be treated to the annual “Thank You” dinner at the Marmalade Café in Calabasas (see flyer below). Even if you’re not a “Circle” member, come by Marmalade to say “Hi” to me, the Winds members, and our soloist. Marmalade has promised to donate 15% of our bills to the Winds’ Annual Fund, so you’ll not only enjoy good food and good company, but you’ll also contribute to the Winds’ ongoing success. Finally, as we begin the 2nd part of our spectacular 2018 – 2019 season, allow me, on behalf of my colleagues in the band and the Operations Committee, to wish you and yours a happy, healthy and prosperous 2019.

See you at 3:30 pm on March 3rd, at Agoura High School!!!

Please present a printed or digital copy of this flyer to your server at the Marmalade Cafe in the Calabasas Commons (4873 Commons Way, Calabasas, CA 91302) so the LA Winds can benefit by receiving 15% of the funds from the amount of your delicious meal!

Yours musically,

Sincerely,

Stephen Piazza, Director, Los Angeles Symphonic Winds