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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 2022 performance year, the FSW will rehearse Wednesday evenings at the Mountain View High School, Packard Hall, 3535 Truman Avenue, Mountain View, CA.

We meet in Fall, Winter, and Spring sessions. Our first rehearsal of the Spring session will be Wednesday, March 2, 2022, 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
A Joyous Return - concert title

Sunday, June 5, 2022 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

FSW June 5, 2022 concert poster
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Strike Up The Band

George Gershwin / Warren Barker

Early Light

Carolyn Bremer

Psalm for Band
Vincent Persichetti

West Side Story Selection
Leonard Bernstein / W. J. Duthoit

The Black Horse Troop

John Philip Sousa / Frederick Fennell

La Gazza Ladra Overture
Gioachino Rossini / David Adams

Italian Rhapsody
Julie Giroux

Chorale and Shaker Dance

John P. Zdechlik

Program Notes (1.0 MB PDF)        

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All audience members are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and be boosted, if eligible. In addition, proper fitting masks covering nose and mouth are required by all audience members in the Cubberley Theatre, including the lobby. FSW musicians will not be masked but all are fully vaccinated and boosted, if eligible.

Upcoming Concerts

3:30 PM, Cubberley Theatre
December 4, 2022
March 12, 2023
June 4, 2023