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View photos from our recent Music Workshop with Blach's 8th grade musicians

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 2016-17 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 5, 2017, 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 12, 2017 at 3:30 PM
Cubberley Theatre, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto, CA
Adults:  $10        Students & Seniors:  $5

March 17 concert poster

Colossus of Columbia March
Russell Alexander / Bainum

Rhythm Danse

Richard L. Saucedo

Catch Me If You Can
    Dan Ortega, Alto Sax soloist

John Williams / Bocook

Beguine For Band

Glenn Osser

Symphonic Overture

James Barnes

Elsa's Procession to the Cathedral

Richard Wagner / Cailliet

Symphonic Dances
  I. Renaissance Dances
 II. Tango
III. Hoedown
IV. Spirituals Bon-Odori-Uta
 V. Belly Dance

Yosuke Fukuda

The Irish Washerwoman

Leroy Anderson

Program Notes (PDF 780 kB)             

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Upcoming Concerts

3:30 PM, Cubberley Theater
June 11, 2017
December 10, 2017
March 11, 2018
June 10, 2018

Chamber Ensemble Concert

3:30 PM, Sunday, March 26, 2017
Free Admission and Parking

South Bay Chinese Seventh-day Adventist Church, Sanctuary
1904 Silverwood Avenue, Mountain View

Group Composers
Click on poster image for more information Flute Trio
Brass Ensemble
Woodwind Quintet
Trombone Ensemble
Haydn, van Heusen
Clarinet Quintet
Mozart, Dvorak, Ito, Roberts
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