100% Match for New Season Sponsors
TWE is thrilled to announce that the first 25 people who sign up as new Forte-Level or higher Season Sponsors for our 2021-22 Season will have their donation matched 100% by a generous TWE patron! This is a great opportunity to support TWE and earn valuable benefits that will enable you to enjoy TWE concerts in the coming season. For information about how to become a season sponsor, including the benefits you receive, please visit our Sponsors page. Thank you!
TWE Auditions — August 10
The Triangle Wind Ensemble will be holding auditions for new members on Tuesday, August 10 from 6:30-9pm at Resurrection Lutheran Church.
We are specifically looking for instrumentalists for openings in the following sections: Clarinets, Trumpet, Harp, and String Bass. We are also looking for substitutes in these sections: Double Reeds, Tenor/Bari Sax, Low Brass and Percussion (Note: Percussionists who have experience playing mallet, drum, and accessory instruments in a concert setting are strongly preferred). We are currently not auditioning Flutes.
We encourage any interested players in the area to contact our Personnel Manager, even if it looks like your section might already be full. We frequently need subs in all sections, and those subs often become full-time members.
If you are interested in auditioning, please contact our Personnel Manager to reserve an audition time. If you do not reserve a time, you may still come during the audition dates, and we will do our best to fit you in.
Prepare a short solo piece or excerpt (less than 5 minutes) which demonstrates your musical talents and abilities. Feel free to play whatever you believe represents your playing most appropriately.
Open Rehearsals at Ritter Park are Live!
Now that the days have grown longer and the temperatures have risen, the Triangle Wind Ensemble is once again rehearsing outdoors. Everyone is welcome to come hear some of what we have planned for our upcoming concerts.
Rehearsals will be held at 7pm every Tuesday the Ritter Park shelter in Cary until June 29. The park has a nice playground and some fields for lounging and listening to us practice, so bring the family and/or a snack, and enjoy some live music!
Soaring Over Cary
TWE is proud to present our most recent virtual project, Soaring. The video shows off expansive views of Cary, NC set to beautiful music for wind band. Members recorded parts independently and the final virtual performance was assiduously assembled and professionally edited. We hope you enjoy it!
Numerous other virtual projects can be found on our YouTube Channel!
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.