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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 2018-19 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 Fall session will be Wednesday, September 25, 2019, 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

Music from Ireland

Sunday, March 17, 2019 at 3:30 PM
Cubberley Theatre, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto, CA
Adults:  $10        Students & Seniors:  $5
Tickets available at the Box Office 40 min before the concert
General Admission tickets may be purchased on-line  at Lil Regie

March 2019 concert poster - click for larger image

Irish Tune from County Derry
Percy Grainger

The Girl I Left Behind Me

Leroy Anderson

Ireland: Of Legend and Lore

Robert W. Smith

The Fair-Day
Sir Hamilton Harty

Morceau Symphonique
  Timothy McAfee, Euphonium soloist

Alexander Guilmant /
  Wesley Shephard

Highlights from "The Seville Suite"

Bill Whalen / Johan de Meij


Fergall Carroll

Symphonic Suite from "Far and Away"

John Williams

The Irish Washerwoman

Leroy Anderson

Program Notes (PDF - 1.25 MB)         

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Upcoming Concerts

3:30 PM, Cubberley Theater
June 9, 2019
December 8, 2019
March 15, 2020
June 7, 2020

Small Ensemble Concert
South Bay Chinese Seventh-day Adventist Church
1904 Silverwood Avenue, Mountain View, CA
April 7, 2019 @ 3:30 PM