PACIFIC COAST WIND ENSEMBLE TO PRESENT BENEFIT CONCERT FOR NEWPORT YOUTH SYMPHONY
On Sunday, June 7, beginning at 2 PM, the Pacific Coast Wind Ensemble will present its annual Spring Concert at the Performing Arts Center in Newport. Under the direction of Lou Invernon, the program will feature works ranging from Bachs Bist Du Bei Mir, to Roses The Stripper, as well as solos by various members of the band. Additional highlights include a medley of Country standards titled A Tennessee Salute, a collection of swing era numbers that are Big Band Signatures, a trumpet tribute to the bull ring, various marches, a clarinet Hoedown, and to round things out, a lively medley of tunes from the turn of the last century Themes Like Old Times.
The concert is a benefit for the Newport Youth Symphony of the Oregon Coast, an outstanding group of young musicians from the central Oregon coast. Funds raised at this concert will go to help support the Youth Symphony in its various functions. As an added bonus for this concert, a string quartet made up of NYSOC members, will perform after intermission.
Along with benefiting the Youth Symphony, PCWE also provides several area scholarships whose purpose is to help young musicians further their musical educations. This years scholarship recipients are Beth Wartnik, Devyn Amoldussen, Isabel Solano and Dorothy Semple. A certificate and check will be presented to these students during the concert.
The Pacific Coast Wind Ensemble is made up of about 40 amateur and professional musicians living along the central Oregon coast from Newport to Florence. The group performs annual concerts in Yachats at Christmas and in Newport and Florence in the Spring. Additionally there are less formal appearances at Florentine Estates, Beachcomber Days, Waldport High School graduation, and other occasions. No auditions are required to join the band, which rehearses on Monday evenings, alternating between Florence and Waldport. Next seasons rehearsals begin September 21. We are actively seeking trumpet, reed, and percussion players. For more information, contact Eric Bigler, band secretary, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This program promises to be a real crowd pleaser and entertainment for the whole family. Tickets are available at the door. A $10 donation is requested for adults, children under 16 are admitted free. Paid admissions receive a chance at door prizes. Refreshments will be available at intermission.
PCWE is a 501(c)3 organization. All donations are tax deductible.