The San Antonio Wind Symphony is a group of volunteer musicians who combine their talents and services to provide an opportunity for life-long musical expression and enjoyment; enrich, educate and entertain the general public through live performances; enhance music education in the community by partnering with college, high school and middle school band programs and preserve the cultural history of the wind band repertoire.

As we enter our Fifteenth Season, the San Antonio Wind Symphony would like to thank everyone who helps us in our continuing our mission of fostering music education for local students!

In celebration of the 300th Anniversary of San Antonio, each concert will feature the diverse musical traditions from all over the world that have influenced life in San Antonio and the people who make this place so special!

We would like to express our sincere gratitude to our supporters and our sponsors:

The San Antonio Tricentennial Commission

The University of Texas at San Antonio Department of Music

Alfred Frances and Janice Marty Sturchio and the Sturchio Family

RBC Music Company, Inc.

Mitch Usrey at BlueTape Printing Company, San Antonio

Padgett Stratemann and Company

The San Antonio Gypsy Motorcycle Club

Arpeggio Music Academy

Elizabeth Castle of ECastleArt.com

The UTSA Percussion Ensemble, Sherry Rubins, Director

Alamo Heights HS Band, David Stephenson, Director

Stevens HS Band, Robert Rubio, Director

Southwest HS Band, Richard Flores, Director

Smithson Valley HS Band, Matt Boening, Dain Vereen, Jeff Yates, Sam Woodfield, Directors

 


This season, the San Antonio Wind Symphony will present music with ties to the diverse culture of San Antonio, and celebrating our city's 300th Anniversary! We are very pleased to announce our next concert will be a collaborative endeavor with the San Antonio Mastersingers, directed by Dr. John Silantien, to be held in the sanctuary at Trinity Baptist Church on 319 E. Mulberry Avenue on April 8 at 3:00 PM. We will be featuring three works by acclaimed composer, James Syler, The Temptation of St Anthony (For Wind Symphony and Chorus), Dear Sarah (for Chorus) and Hocus Pocus (for Wind Symphony).  Mr. Syler received a Bachelor of Music degree from Northern Illinois University in 1983 and a Master of Music degree from the University of Miami in 1988. In 1991 he continued his studies at the University of Texas at Austin. He has studied privately with composers Alfred Reed, Karl Korte and Pulitzer prizewinner Michael Colgrass. Awards include a 2002 commission from the American Composers Forum in New York to compose String Quartet No. 1 for the Artaria String Quartet of St. Paul, MN; the 1993 National Band Association Composition Award; two grants from the American Music Center in New York; the 1993 Arnald Gabriel Composition Award; and more than 20 commissions to date. Mr. Syler has been on the adjunct faculty at the University of Texas at San Antonio since 2001 and teaches private composition lessons and Orchestration. Mr. Syler also teaches composition at the University of the Incarnate Word and is on the music faculty of San Antonio College. Other works to be performed include, Festive Overture for Wind Symphony, by Dmitri Shostakovich; Meridian by Ola Gjeilo for Chorus and Wind Symphony, and Hallelujah (from Christ on the Mount of Olives) by Ludwing von Beethoven. Tickets for the concert are $20 for general admission and $50 for reserved seating and can be purchased at: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3329340 Or... http://www.sawinds.com/events/2018/4/8/san-antonio-wind-symphony-in-concert-with-the-san-antonio-mastersingers Please visit sawinds.com or samastersingers.org for more information and links to purchase tickets. Tickets will be available at the door, and there is plenty of free parking! For more information >

This season, the San Antonio Wind Symphony will present music with ties to the diverse culture of San Antonio, and celebrating our city's 300th Anniversary!

We are very pleased to announce our next concert will be a collaborative endeavor with the San Antonio Mastersingers, directed by Dr. John Silantien, to be held in the sanctuary at Trinity Baptist Church on 319 E. Mulberry Avenue on April 8 at 3:00 PM.

We will be featuring three works by acclaimed composer, James SylerThe Temptation of St Anthony (For Wind Symphony and Chorus), Dear Sarah (for Chorus) and Hocus Pocus (for Wind Symphony). 

Mr. Syler received a Bachelor of Music degree from Northern Illinois University in 1983 and a Master of Music degree from the University of Miami in 1988. In 1991 he continued his studies at the University of Texas at Austin. He has studied privately with composers Alfred Reed, Karl Korte and Pulitzer prizewinner Michael Colgrass.

Awards include a 2002 commission from the American Composers Forum in New York to compose String Quartet No. 1 for the Artaria String Quartet of St. Paul, MN; the 1993 National Band Association Composition Award; two grants from the American Music Center in New York; the 1993 Arnald Gabriel Composition Award; and more than 20 commissions to date.

Mr. Syler has been on the adjunct faculty at the University of Texas at San Antonio since 2001 and teaches private composition lessons and Orchestration. Mr. Syler also teaches composition at the University of the Incarnate Word and is on the music faculty of San Antonio College.

Other works to be performed include, Festive Overture for Wind Symphony, by Dmitri Shostakovich; Meridian by Ola Gjeilo for Chorus and Wind Symphony, and Hallelujah (from Christ on the Mount of Olives) by Ludwing von Beethoven.

Tickets for the concert are $20 for general admission and $50 for reserved seating and can be purchased at:

https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3329340

Or...

http://www.sawinds.com/events/2018/4/8/san-antonio-wind-symphony-in-concert-with-the-san-antonio-mastersingers

Please visit sawinds.com or samastersingers.org for more information and links to purchase tickets.

Tickets will be available at the door, and there is plenty of free parking!

For more information >

Mr. Wesley Penix, Clarinetist, San Antonio Wind Symphony

Mr. Wesley Penix, Clarinetist, San Antonio Wind Symphony

MUSICIAN SPOTLIGHT 

Wesley Penix has been playing clarinet with the San Antonio Wind Symphony since 2015.  He is a recent graduate of the University of Texas at San Antonio where he received his degree in music education as well as his certificate of performance for clarinet.  He has currently returned to UTSA to receive his minor in music technology and receive private lessons in composition.  He hopes to go to graduate school in the near future.

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