The Georgia Wind Symphony (GWS) is one of Georgia’s newest concert bands and is rapidly becoming one of the most highly acclaimed groups in the Southeast. The ensemble is comprised of men and women from all over the state and from all walks of life including teaching, business, music, engineering, administration, legal, and other professions. GWS will bring great musical enjoyment to audiences throughout the state and will serve as an example of musical excellence for all in the profession.
Members of the Georgia Wind Symphony traveled in June, with members from the Alabama Winds, to perform in Italy. The American group partnered to perform a concert in Triuggio with Maestro Saldarini and in Sant'Oreste with Maestro Calcagnini and Maestro Creux. Alabama soprano Emily Herring and Georgia soprano Alison Holmes soloed with the combined bands, while Randall Coleman from Alabama Winds conducted alongside Georgia Wind director David Gregory.
Concert in Sant'Oreste, June 23, 2016
When we arrived in Sant'Oreste, the town band was waiting to play upon our arrival. It was a tremendous honor to perform at the inaugural concert at the Sant'Oreste amphitheatre.
In Sant'Oreste: soprano soloists, clarinet soloists, and conductors.
Concert in Triuggio, Italy, June 16, 2016
David Gregory, Armando Saldarini, and Randall Coleman, conducting
The Georgia Wind Symphony has been invited to perform at the Georgia Music Educator's Association statewide in-service conference, in Athens, GA. January 27, 2017, 9:00pm at the Classic Center, in Athens, the GWS will be performing an exciting program which includes a fanfare from up and coming composer Tyler Grant, a lyrical ballad of hope by Chris Pilsner, the premier of a commissioned work by Jay Bocook, and the feature of David Maslanka's Symphony No. 4.
This same program will also be presented at Kennesaw State University's Bailey Performing Arts Center on Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at 9:00pm. Both concerts are free admission and open to the public.