The new Empire Wind Ensemble will perform its inaugural concert from 7-9pm September 28 at the Women’s Club of San Bernardino. The performance will feature concert band repertoire from 20th century wind band composers including Reineke, McBeth, and Swearingen. The concert will be conducted by local music educators Jessica Swanson and Gary Toms. The concert is free of charge and family friendly. No tickets are necessary, although donations are gladly accepted.
The Empire Wind Ensemble was formed in June 2016 to provide an opportunity for lifelong musical expression and enjoyment, to promote artistic enrichment in the Inland Empire, and preserve the rich repertoire and cultural history of the wind band. The band is composed of a collection of talented, dedicated musicians who combine a love of music with a desire to help others work together to achieve their highest musical potential. Approximately 35 Inland Empire musicians will play in the inaugural concert.