The 2017 Celebration of the Season concert was a great success, despite a rescheduling scramble due to an unexpected Georgia snowstorm. Our performance featured vocalists Alison Holmes (soprano), Jennie Fabianski (alto) and Sam Holmes (tenor), guest conductor Matt Fuller, drum soloist Vincent Rosse, and the Chattahoochee High School Chamber Singers and Cavatina vocal ensemble, as well as as a string ensemble from River Ridge High School.
We had a wonderful time at our Invitational Performance at the Troy University Southeastern United States Concert Band Festival at Troy University in February.
The Georgia Wind Symphony was 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, Georgia. The GWS performed an exciting program which included 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 was also presented at Kennesaw State University's Bailey Performing Arts Center on Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at 9:00pm.
Composers Jay Bocook (left) and Tyler Grant (right) were in attendance at the GMEA performance.
Our spring extravaganza program was a magnificent musical experience. Complete with a world premiere by Bill Locklear, guest soloists Alison Holmes and Matt McCord, and music ranging from marches to Broadway to transcriptions. It was a special concert because it was the retirement concert of our beloved conductor, Dr. David Gregory.
Our 2017 spring concert featured vocal soloists Alison Holmes and Bruce Meadow, guest conductors Ashley Jarrell, and Ryan Borger and euphonium soloist Adam Frey, in addition to the Cambridge High School Trombone section.
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.