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FSW in concert at the Cubberley Theatre

The Foothill Symphonic Winds (FSW) was formed in 1980. The ensemble performs classical and contemporary works written or transcribed for symphonic wind ensemble or concert band. The aim is to assist the musicians in continuing their musical growth while also providing high-caliber musical entertainment for the community. The FSW was a class offered by Foothill College in Los Altos Hills until all Music Performance classes were cancelled in the summer of 2011. The members of the FSW wanted to continue to operate in its traditional format, except as a non-profit organization. Articles of Incorporation were filed, a Board of Directors elected, and 501(c)(3) tax exempt status granted to the FSW by the IRS.

To learn more about the Foothill Symphonic Winds, click here.

For the 2017-18 performance year, the FSW will continue to rehearse Wednesday evenings at the Blach Middle School, 1120 Covington Road, Los Altos. We will continue meeting in Fall, Winter, and Spring sessions. Our first rehearsal of the Spring session will be Wednesday, April 4, 2018, beginning at 7:30 PM.  While we don't have a fixed instrumentation, we do have a limit on our total membership for musical and logistical reasons. Musicians interested in joining the ensemble must receive approval from our Music Director (Contact).  Existing members can register for a session or pay dues by using the following link:  Register 

Concert Schedule
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Sunday, March 11, 2018 at 3:30 PM
Cubberley Theatre, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto, CA
Adults:  $10        Students & Seniors:  $5
Tickets available at the Box Office 45 min before the concert
Advance tickets available through Eventbrite

March 2018 poster

A Festival Prelude
Alfred Reed

Appalachian Spring

Aaron Copland / Longfield

March from
"Symphonic Metamorphosis"

Paul Hindemith / Wilson

Leonard Bernstein / Krance

Big Band Signatures
John Higgins, Arr.

American Overture for Band

Joseph Willcox Jenkins

Leonard Bernstein / Grundman

Suite from "Mass"
Leonard Bernstein / Sweeney

Make Our Garden Grow

Leonard Bernstein / Kreines

Program Notes (PDF   938 kB )         

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Upcoming Concerts

3:30 PM, Cubberley Theater
March 11, 2018
June 10, 2018
December 9, 2018

2018 Ensemble Concert poster
Chamber Ensemble Concert

Sunday, April 8, 2018 at 3:30 PM
South Bay Chinese Seventh-day Adventist Church
1904 Silverwood Avenue, Mountain View, CA
Free Admission and Parking

Brass Ensemble
Alto Saxophone Duet
Clarinet Quartet
Clarinet Ensemble
Flute-Clarinet-Alto Saxophone Trio
Woodwind Quintet