Attention High School Musicians! There's still time to join the Lone Star Youth Winds. We are looking for low saxophones and all interested brass students. Join a group of musicians dedicated to performance excellence. Composer John Mackey to visit. Supplemental auditions are set for December 6. Deadline to apply is December 2. Apply today!!!
Program a variety of repertoire that will appeal to a diverse population and preserve the medium that has become a uniquely American art form. Commission new works and produce reference recordings of the highest quality and merit for the wind band medium.
Excellence in Performance
Commit to performance excellence, diversity, creativity and integrity. Provide an outlet for gifted musicians to share their talent, further our mission, and have an active voice in the growth and expansion of the organization.
Collaborate with outreach organizations that provide the economically disadvantaged and underserved an opportunity to experience quality musical performances and educational seminars.
Assist in the music education of young people — the future generation of adult musicians and arts advocates — through the presentation of concerts, scholarships and clinics. Create a memorable music experience that will have an educational and informative impact on the lives of our audience and the community.
This is my first encounter with the Lone Star Wind Orchestra and I must say they are very impressive indeed [Converging Cultures, NAXOS, 2012]. The opening track, Turina’s attractive La Procession del Rocio just about sums them up. The level of technical execution is stunning with tight ensemble work and impeccable intonation. This technical excellence is supported tonally by a very well rounded full and glowing sound that has an impressive bottom end.
John Whitmore, MusicWeb International, May 2012
Very seldom does a concert have the power to make everyone involved a better musician and person. This was one of those uniquely special events [Midwest Clinic 2012 performance in Chicago]. The musicality and level of commitment demonstrated by everyone was nothing short of fantastic.
Eugene Migliaro Corporon, LSWO Music Director and Conductor
People come to the Midwest Clinic to be inspired, renewed and reminded about the importance of quality music making. Needless to say, you [Lone Star Wind Orchestra] delivered all of these (and more) in first-class fashion! Please continue to set the bar mighty high for all of us! Thank you many times over! Bravo! Bravo! Bravo!”
Tim Lautzenheiser, Vice-President of Education, Conn-Selmer, Inc.
It was phenomenal and the LSWO concert was something I absolutely ADORED! The first song caught my ear like "love at first sight" because the whole orchestra played so well together. The french horns and oboes were perfectly tuned and sounded amazing!
Bianc Brazo, Age 13, Kennedale Jr. High School
The concert was mind-blowing! The LSWO was the best band I have ever seen and I LOVED it! The bassoons and trombones really made the LSWO shine! I didn't hear one mistake and thanks for letting me be a Lone Star Kid!