On August 22nd and 25th 2014 at the Chicago Gene Siskel Film Center, 923 Film’s motion picture Hogtown will receive its premiere as part of the 2014 Black Harvest Film Festival. The film score (by WM Director of Bands Paul Bhasin) features the WM Wind Ensemble throughout in large and chamber ensemble instrumentation.
Read about Hogtown at Indiewire.
On Sunday, March 29th at 2pm, 2015 the WM Wind Ensemble will perform at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.
This special performance is planned in celebration of the Ensemble’s 85th Anniversary and upcoming 2015 concert tour to China. The program will include world premieres by WM composer Brian Hulse as well as works for winds and solo trumpet featuring WM trumpet faculty and Virginia Symphony Principal David Vonderheide.
The WM Wind Ensemble will tour to North Carolina and South Carolina from March 13th to 16th, 2014. In addition to four concerts at area high schools for instrumental music students, the Wind Ensemble, in partnership with the Charleston WM Alumni Association, will perform a special concert at Ashley Hall School in Charleston, South Carolina on Friday, March 14th at 8pm.
The Wind Ensemble will tour Beijing and Shanghai in May, 2015. Concert program will feature commissioned premieres by W&M Composer Brian Hulse and solo performances by W&M Trumpet Professor David Vonderheide (Principal Trumpet, Virginia Symphony). Also on the program will be works by Holst, Vaughan Williams, and Gabrieli.