A Memorial Day Weekend tradition for over a decade, Triangle Wind Ensemble’s AMERICAN CELEBRATION this year offers a musical tour through the magical worlds of Disney films created by the talented film composers who bring Disney’s characters and stories to life.
You’ll hear selections all the way from FANTASIA to the recent hit ENCANTO. Along the way, you’ll thrill to soundtrack highlights from STAR WARS, AVENGERS, THE ROCKETEER, PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN, THE LITTLE MERMAID, and many other Disney classics. The 50-member Triangle Winds will be joined by two vocalists, and you may even want to sing along!
The program concludes with musical salutes to our veterans, who gave their lives for the freedoms we enjoy. Wear your favorite costume or hat from a Disney movie, bring the whole family, and enjoy a memorable musical evening under the stars.
Disney At the Oscars — arr. John Moss
The Rocketeer — James Horner
The Sorcerer's Apprentice — Paul Dukas
Armed Forces Salute — arr. Bob Lowden
You've Got a Friend in Me — Randy Newman
Pirates of the Caribbean Symphonic Suite — Hans Zimmer — arr. Watson
The Jedi Steps and Finale — John Williams
Up — Michael Giacchino
Waiting on a Miracle — Lin-Manuel Miranda
Avengers: Endgame — Alan Silvestri
Aladdin — Alan Menken
We Don't Talk About Bruno — Lin-Manuel Miranda
Stars and Stripes Forever — John Philip Sousa
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!
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.