La Cañada Library: Free Holiday Concert

Susan Winsberg (flutist) and harpist perform for the holidays.

Susan will be performing with a harpist Peggy Skomai at a free holiday concert offered at the La Cañada Public Library at 2pm on Saturday, December 9th. Library link here.


Disney/Pixar Coco PreShow – El Capitan Theater

Susan Winsberg (flute) at the El Capitan Theater

Susan will be performing this weekend with the Grammy Award winning Mariachi Divas for the new Disney/Pixar movie Coco at the El Capitan Theater in Hollywood on Friday, December 8th and Saturday, December 9th. Click here for more information.

Debut Performance Scott Joplin’s Treemonisha

Charles Fernandez (bassoonist, arranger, composer) debuts his arrangement!

This newly completed arrangements for band of sections of Scott Joplin’s Treemonisha will be debuted tomorrow night at the Plaza del Sol on the Campus of CSUN as part of the CSUN wind ensemble concert, conducted by Dr. Lawrence Stoffel. Click here to view link!

Tuesday, December 5, 2017 – 7:30pm


Plaza del Sol Performance Hall / Doors open 30 min. before performance


Adults $15 / Faculty, Staff, & Seniors $10 / Students $7

 Wind Ensemble

DR. LAWRENCE STOFFEL [conductor], MR. CLAUDIO ALCÀNTAR [graduate conductor] & PROF. JERRY LUEDDERS [guest conductor]

Program to include:

  • Paul Hindemith, Symphony in B-flat
  • Dwayne Milburn, American Hymnsong Suite
  • Scott Joplin, Selections from “Treemonisha”
  • George Frideric Handel, The Music for the Royal Fireworks

Performance Date:

Tuesday, Dec 5, 2017 — Doors open at 7pm


Plaza del Sol Performance Hall

Chasing Memories

LA Winds Clarinetist Geoff Nudell

November 7 – December 17, 2017
Gil Cates Theater

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Written & Directed by Josh Ravetch
Lyrics by Alan & Marilyn Bergman
Music by Bill Cantos & Mari Falcone, Dave Grusin, Marvin Hamlisch, Michel Legrand and Johnny Mandel 
Featuring Tyne Daly, Robert Forster & Scott Kradolfer

“Daly brings to the role her sweet and sour realism, slingshot comic timing and emotional heft… her stage presence alone is worth the price of admission.” – Los Angeles Times
“Tyne Daly is a comic force! The one-liners come fast. So do the sobs.” – The Hollywood Reporter
“This piece not only tugs at your heartstrings but will make you cherish every moment of living.” –
“A complete joy to watch! Ravetch skillfully directs the brilliant Tyne Daly.” –
“Ravetch’s writing is full of insights about life as it is lived, past and present… but not without being terribly, terribly funny.” –
“Forster as Franklin is so natural and low key in his approach and nails Franklin’s demeanor to a tee.” –
“Kradolfer as Mason brings vulnerability and support to his mother’s dilemma.” –

In this world premiere with songs written by legendary lyricists Alan and Marilyn Bergman, Tyne Daly stars as a woman not quite ready to let go of the life she’s loved and the love of her life.

Recipient of the Edgerton Foundation New Play Award
Major support for this world premiere production provided by the Edgerton Foundation New Play Production Fund

Angel City Christmas Dinner Dance

LA Winds Trumpeters Greg Anderson and Greg Rogers
Angel City Big Band
Saturday, December 2, 2017


American Legion Hall
5320 Fallbrook Av
Woodland Hills, CA 91364
Doors Open 6:30pm
Music and Dancing
7:30pm to 10:30pm
$15 Single $25 Couple
Cash Only at the Door
Dinner Entrées $8
Full Bar…Cash Only
Reservations (818) 692-0701
Free Parking

“Festive Flutes” – December 2, 2017

LA Winds bassoonist Charles Fernandez (director) with flutists Sue Anderson, Gina Buban, Joanne Wallace and Barbara Watts-Robinson

Charles Fernandez (bassoon) directs the Song of the Angels Flute Orchestra for their upcoming holiday concert this Saturday. LA Winds Flutists Sue Anderson, Gina Buban, Debbie MacMurray, Joanne Wallace and Barbara Watts-Robinson are members you can watch performing this weekend! Sue will be playing a one of a kind F Contrabass flute for this concert with an awesome low flute section.

Casting Director Request (Wendy Green)

Hello, my name is Wendy Green and I’m a casting director in Los Angeles. We are casting a TV commercial this week for an American car company searching for communities and people who come together. We are searching within the wonderful Band community and found you.

We are seeking performers and groups that come together in diversity where gender, race, age and politics don’t matter. They may come together to share a moment, share opinions or they may come together for a cause.

This can be a story about a great band member, a band volunteering, a school band, a community group band, or any event that bring people together and inspire us.

The shoot will happen in December 2017- the person will be needed 1 to 2 days. Our film crew will fly to you, no matter how remote you are.

If your are chosen for the TV commercial there will be compensation of:
Lead person: $671.70 per day
Extras: $366.35 per day.
*We intend to employ all performers under the Screen Actors Guild Commercial Contract at scale and to obtain all the rights provided for in the Standard Employment Contract

Casting is super easy, quick I can interview you via FaceTime, Skype or I can send you a video conference link to your email address.
If you would like to schedule a casting we are available anytime from 8th Nov right up to Dec 1st 2017 from 10.00am to 8pm and yes I work weekends.

I’m hoping to hear from you soon.

My cell 310 7457022
My website is
My email is
My Facebook is

Giacomo Puccini’s Tosca

Juan Rivera (flute) will be singing with Landmark Opera’s production of Tosca!

  • 6PM Saturday, December 2, 2017: Westminster Gardens, 1420 Santo Domingo Avenue, Duarte 91010
  • 2PM Sunday, December 3, 2017: Boston Court Performing Arts Center, 70 N. Mentor Avenue, Pasadena 91106
  • 2PM Sunday, December 10, 2017: Hollywood Lutheran Church, 1733 N. New Hampshire Avenue, Los Angeles 90027


G&S: Pirates of Penzance

Greg Anderson (trumpet) and Sue Anderson (flute) are playing in the pit orchestra for the Newbury Park High School Theater Department’s production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s “Pirates of Penzance”.

“The Pirates of Penzance” will be performed at 7 p.m. Nov. 16 to 18 at Newbury Park High, 456 N Reino Road, Newbury Park. Tickets are available at the school’s box office. Visit for more information.

Budget Report – Oct. 2017

LA Winds Budget Report – 10/7/17


37,135 Currently in LA Winds Bank Account
12,731 LA Winds money in SFVSO acct.
2,140 Money on hand to be deposited (Band  member tix 375, Additional Dues 250, Boxoffice 10/1 275, New subscribers  240, LACMA 1,000)
1,500 Maestro Circle check to be deposited
1,000 Additional member dues to be collected
1,800 Projected Ralphs income (3×600)
200 Projected new subscribers (5X40)
1,200 Projected ticket sales at gate (4X300)
1,200 Projected band member ticket sales (4X300)

$57,906                Current and Projected Revenues



19,000 Balance of Calabasas & Agoura Hall and Percussion Rental
  1,500 GHCHS Band Room Rental
  4,000 BBQ at DAV (1,500 rental + 2,500 food  12.50 pp X 200 persons)
  5,000 Percussion inst rental (2,000 above original estimate)
  6,800 Director’s Honorarium (34 music services)
  3,500 Meals, tickets, home concerts for 23 Maestro Circle members (additional 500)
   291 Program reim to Piazza for 10/1 program
800 Additional programs for 4 remaining concerts
250 SO Women’s club rental for Chamber Music Concert
500 Honorarium for concert recordings
1,000 Honorarium for Video recordings
1,000 Additional musicians and supplies for band
1,000 Music purchase and rental
1,000 Non LA Winds professional soloists
1,000 Holiday and San Diego Band concert receptions
500 New Group Photo
2,000 Misc. Supplies
1,000 Attendance at American Concert Band Conference in Buffalo
1,000 Music copying and pdf costs
1,500 Band Banquet in San Diego
500 Executive Board Formation Luncheon
350 Non profit registration

$48,491 Current and Projected Liabilities

 $9,415                Surplus

 (2017-2018 Season began with $1,935 carryover surplus from end of 2016-2017 season. 2016-2017 season began with $6,000 carryover debit from 2015- 2016 season)