The Triangle Wind Ensemble is an adult wind ensemble based in North Carolina's Triangle region. Many of the area's most talented wind and percussion players join together to practice and perform an exciting range of music for audiences in both formal and informal settings. Our repertoire includes transcriptions of classical orchestral music, original compositions for wind band, small ensemble pieces, popular medleys and arrangements, as well as holiday and patriotic music for special occasions. We present multiple concerts each season in locations across the Triangle, including Raleigh, Durham, Cary, and Chapel Hill.
'Tis the Season Concert Videos
Videos from our holiday concert, 'Tis the Season, are here! Check out our videos below or on our YouTube Channel.
Music for a Lifetime
In Collaboration with the Fuquay-Varina HS Wind Ensemble
Friday, March 11, 2016 at 7:30
One of TWE’s educational programs is our Music for a Lifetime series of annual concerts in which we partner with a superior high school wind ensemble in Wake, Durham, or Orange County. Most of these concerts also include coaching of the high school students by Dr. Feldman, and include side-by-side performance of at least one challenging piece that both bands play together. Each ensemble also performs pieces from its current repertory. Concerts are generally given in a high school auditorium and are open to parents, family, and the public. Among the schools that TWE has partnered with are the ensembles at Cary High School, Enloe High School, Cary Academy, Holly Springs High School, Green Hope High School, Durham School of the Arts, and Cedar Ridge High School.
Two goals of these concerts is to provide an opportunity for constructive feedback to the high school students and for the students to be inspired by the commitment and accomplishment of the adult musicians, many of whom are themselves music educators.
In March of 2016, TWE plans to collaborate with Fuquay-Varina High School and Holly Springs High School. Since Fuquay-Varina’s auditorium in inadequate to host this event, Mr. Michael Biasi, Chairman of the Fine Arts Department at Holly Springs High School, has offered to host the concert at his excellent facility. Although the Holly Springs students will not be performing, some of them will assist as announcers and technical staff (sound, lights) for the event.
Our upcoming concert will feature compositions by Alfred Reed, Claude Debussy, Joseph Schwantner, among others, all of which are inspired by poetry. Also included is Minter's Playhouse by James Syler, an homage to the storied Harlem jazz club, Mintner's. Tickets are available in advance through exit by visiting exit.com (search Cary Arts Center), and will also be available the night of the concert in the lobby at the CAC. Prices $15 adults, $5 students/children.
Downtown Cary Construction Update
You may have heard that downtown Cary's infrastructure is getting some much-needed upgrades. While the roads are a bit torn up, access to our concerts in the Cary Arts Center should still be largely unaffected by construction. All parking lots around the Cary Arts Center are still accessible and free, and with a little bit of planning, you can get to them without much trouble. For more information including maps, please visit our Cary Arts Center page.
Harp and Double Bass needed
We have openings for harp and double bass players. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible if you are interested in scheduling an audition!