The Elements

The Rouge River Winds and Music Director Pratik Gandhi present The Elements! This program explores music relating to the four classical elements – earth, water, air, and fire – including John Mackey’s “Sheltering Sky”, Cait Nishimura’s “Lake Superior Suite”, and Brian Balmages’ short symphony “The Elements”. The concert also features our 2019-20 first place solo competition winner Gillian Chreptyk, trumpet, performing “Evensong” by Stephen Gryc.

Saturday, October 26 at 7:30 PM
St Dunstan of Canterbury Church
Tickets available at the door.
$20 Adults; $15 Students, Seniors and Arts Workers.

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Fantasia


Join the Rouge River Winds and music director Pratik Gandhi for a concert that celebrates excellence in wind band music. The program will feature not only standards such as Percy Grainger’s masterful “Children’s March”, Timothy Mahr’s breakout composition, “Fantasia in G”, and Frank Ticheli’s sublime setting of “Amazing Grace”, but also fresh new works from Canadian composers Jonathan Dagenais and Kristie Hunter. Also featuring competition winner Kishan Chouhan, performing Claude T. Smith’s “Fantasia for Alto Saxophone”.

Saturday, June 15, 7:30 PM
Tickets available at the door.
$20 Adults; $15 Students, Seniors and Arts Workers

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Transformations

The program will include works that transform their source material. Some, like “Fall Fair” from Canadian composer Godfrey Ridout, are pieces not originally for wind band; meanwhile, Holst’s First Suite in E-flat is a masterful exploration of an original melody; there will also be a few surprises! The concert will also feature Brian McAuley, who will perform Michael Mikulka’s Concerto for Trumpet and Wind Ensemble.

Saturday, April 13, 7:30 PM
Tickets available at the door.
$20 Adults; $15 Students, Seniors and Arts Workers

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2019-20 Solo Competition

Applications are now open for the 2019-20 Solo Competition!

We are looking for a deserving soloist from our community to perform with our ensemble. There are no age or instrument restrictions for this competition. A concerto or other work arranged for solo instrument with wind band accompaniment is required. Piece or movement(s) must not exceed 20 minutes in length. APPLICATIONS ARE DUE ON FRIDAY, MAY 3, 2019!

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Trills & Thrills

Kick off your Halloween weekend with some spooky music from the Rouge River Winds!

Featuring:
Shadow Rituals (Markowski)
Satiric Dances (Dello Joio)
Incantation and Dance (Chance)
and music from Phantom of the Opera, The Nightmare Before Christmas, and more!

Friday, October 26, 7:30 PM
Tickets available at the door.
$15 Adults
$10 Students/Seniors/Arts Workers

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2018-19 Solo Competition

Applications are now open for the 2018-19 Solo Competition!

We are looking for a deserving soloist from our community to perform with our ensemble. There are no age or instrument restrictions for this competition. A concerto or other work arranged for solo instrument with wind band accompaniment is required. Piece or movement(s) must not exceed 20 minutes in length. APPLICATIONS ARE DUE ON SATURDAY, JUNE 9, 2018!

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