The Winona Brass Band is excited to kick off its 2023-2024 season featuring works from the first decade of their 30-years together as an ensemble. The free concert will be held in the beautiful St. Cecilia Theatre at 4:00 PM on Sunday, November 5th. (1124 West Wabasha Street Winona, MN)
The concert will feature a number of pieces celebrating the British musical tradition, including Gordon Langford’s Fantasy on British Sea Songs and Ralph Vaughan Williams’ English Folk Song Suite. Other featured pieces include Derek Bourgeois Serenade, originally composed as the organ postlude for his wedding, and Malcolm Arnold’s powerful Little Suite for Brass. Other composers whose work will be performed include Jacob de Haan and Joseph John Richards.
The traditional British Brass Band sound is distinctive due to it’s instrumentation: cornets, flugelhorn, tenor horns (similar to concert band French horns), trombones, baritones, euphoniums, tubas and percussion – 28 players in all. Plan to experience all three concerts presented this season! A holiday themed performance is planned for the afternoon of December 10th, also at St. Cecilia Auditorium. The spring concert on May 5th 2024 will take place at Central Lutheran Church and will feature music for organ and brass. Dr. Janet Heukeshoven returns as director after serving as the ensemble’s founding director. The WBB performances are free, but donations are gladly accepted – music is getting more expensive every year!
The Winona Brass Band is a non-profit community ensemble whose members come from throughout the region. If you’re a brass or percussion player and are interested in membership opportunities please contact either Janet Heukeshoven at firstname.lastname@example.org or the WBB board president, John Helm at email@example.com. You may also follow or contact us through the ensemble’s Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/winonabrassband.