TWE's Outdoor Rehearsals
While Covid might keep us from playing together inside a rehearsal room or concert hall, it can't keep us from making music outside! As weather permits, TWE will be rehearsing outdoors at the times and locations listed below. We will be physical distancing and wearing masks not only over our mouths while not playing, but also over our instruments' open ends while we are. While we encourage everybody to remain a safe distance away, if we're rehearsing at a park near you, there's nothing to prevent you from enjoying some fresh air and the music we put into it. The rehearsals will be...
A Disney Spectacular Virtual Ensemble
While the Covid pandemic did cause our Music of Disney concert to have been cancelled last May, it can't keep us from bringing you the music of Disney! Please enjoy our virtual ensemble recording of A Disney Spectacular...
Summer 2020 Update
While the chaos caused by COVID-19 has disrupted plans worldwide, the TWE Board is at work exploring possibilities for our coming season in the fall. We anticipate that our rehearsals and performances will look quite different than they have in the past, but we do hope to continue to provide great music for our community. Details will be posted here as they become available.
Best wishes to all during these challenging and stressful times.
Virtual Ensemble Collaboration
The Triangle Wind Ensemble recently joined forces with several bands from around the world to create a virtual ensemble recording of Edward Elgar's Nimrod. The recording features over 170 musicians from Spain, Argentina, Italy, and the United States. Take a listen and enjoy!
A Thank You From Hendry
Last season, TWE established a fundraiser to help Hendry Urbano purchase a new tuba to replace the one that was confiscated from him when he fled Venezuela's political turmoil. Hendry now has his replacement tuba in hand, and wanted to express his thanks to all who made that possible...
During our 2018-19 season, the Triangle Wind Ensemble celebrated our 20th Anniversary Season. While many groups commission compositions for such milestone anniversaries, we decided to take a different approach. We instead chose to give ourselves, and the wind band community as a whole, the present of an original Fantasia-like animation specifically created to accompany an already existing piece of wind band music. The piece we chose was John Mackey's beautiful composition, Sheltering Sky. We premiered this animation at our concert on April 13, 2019 and received a wonderful reception from our audience. We hope that this gift will help engage audiences across the globe, because the animation is now available for use by concert bands and wind ensembles worldwide, who may obtain a license to screen the animation during their own performance of Sheltering Sky.
Visit our Sheltering Sky Animation page for more information.
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.