It's been over a year since we've been able to present a full-fledged concert, but we are proud and eager to announce that that is soon to change! On May 30, 2021, the Triangle Wind Ensemble will be presenting an outdoor concert at Cary's Booth Amphitheatre. While the pandemic does still present challenges for venues and performers, the Amphitheatre has taken several steps to ensure everyone's safety, and we are already hard at work to ensure that the music will be top notch!
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 6:30pm every Tuesday the Ritter Park shelter in Cary. 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!
NOTE: On May 4th, rehearsal will be held in the parking lot of Resurrection Lutheran Church, just around the corner of Ritter Park.
Soaring Over Cary
TWE is proud to present our newest 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!
Amparito Roca Virtual Ensemble
Here's another virtual ensemble piece that was put together featuring TWE performing Jaume Teixidor's Amparito Roca. Special thanks to Enrique Barrachina from Valencia, Spain for putting this together for us!
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...
Nimrod 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.