CONCERT CANCELLED: Due to the forecasted snow, The Cary Arts Center will be closed on Sunday, unfortunately causing our concert to be cancelled.
Patrons who purchased tickets via the CAC box office or etix website will have their purchases refunded. If for some reason you are in that category but don't hear from the box office within a few days, please contact us at email@example.com and we will work to get your payments refunded.
By Monday, December 10 we will know if we are able to reschedule the concert. Any such decisions will be posted here and on our Facebook Page.
Either way, The Snowman will return in December 2019, and we hope to be able to play for you then!
Stay safe, and build your own Snowman!
'Tis the Season: The Snowman—CANCELLED
20th Anniversary Season Sponsors
Triangle Wind Ensemble members are all volunteers, but our aspirations are to present the finest professional musical experiences for our audiences. We are seeking additional Season Sponsors to help us maintain our high standards and secure our future.
TWE members' dues and contributions generate enough each year to cover the costs of renting weekly rehearsal space from Wake County Public Schools and to pay a modest stipend to our wonderful Music Director/Conductor. We receive a small annual operating grant from the Town of Cary, and we in turn pay the Town for use of the performance facilities and technical services to produce our concerts at the Cary Arts Center and Booth Amphitheatre. All other expenses must paid for by from ticket sales, grants, matching gifts from the employers of some of our members, program advertisers, and private donations. Here is where you can help!
The Triangle Wind Ensemble is seeking additional Sponsors for our 20th Anniversary Season. Donations of any amount are welcome — annual donors of $10 or more are listed on each concert program.
Donors of $200 or more will receive these perks:
Will you help us create great music? Please click the donate button below. Thanks!
2018-19 Concert Dates
While we are still working out the details for individual concerts, our concert dates are set in stone! Please add these to your calendars, and check back for more details which will be posted as they become available.
Friday, November 9, 2018 — 7:30 pm — Cary High School Auditorium — Fall Concert
Sunday, December 9, 2018 — 4:00 pm — Cary Arts Center — 'Tis the Season: The Snowman
Tuesday, March 19, 2019 — 7:00 pm — Panther Creek HS Auditorium — Music for a Lifetime
Saturday, April 13, 2019 — 7:30 pm — Cary Arts Center — 20th Anniversary Concert
Sunday, May 26, 2019 — 7:00 pm — Booth Amphitheatre — An American Celebration: Space Theme
20th Anniversary Animation Project
This season, the Triangle Wind Ensemble is celebrating our 20th Anniversary Season. While many groups commission compositions for such milestone anniversaries, we decided to take a different approach. We have instead chosen 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. We hope that this gift will help engage audiences both at its premiere at our concert on April 13, 2019, and also across the globe when we make the film available to high school, college, and other community concert bands and wind ensembles.
We have partnered with NCSU Associate Professor of Art + Design Marc Russo to develop this original 3D animation to accompany Sheltering Sky, an extraordinarily beautiful composition by the talented and widely-performed composer John Mackey.
While the project is still in the development stages, sketches of the compassionate, and adorable, main character are taking form, as shown in the image to the right.
To help finance this ambitious project, we are seeking sponsors who are willing to help us make this vision become reality. Sponsor names will be listed in the film's closing credits, and additional benefits for "producer" and higher levels will soon be announced, including prints of limited edition "cels" from the final animation. Sponsorship levels are shown below...
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.