genesee valley wind ensemble https://www.thebatavian.com/ en https://www.thebatavian.com/themes/barrio_batavian/images/thebatavian_logo.png genesee valley wind ensemble https://www.thebatavian.com/ Local Matters © 2008-2023 The Batavian. All Rights Reserved. Fri, 12 Jul 2024 22:20:43 -0400 https://www.thebatavian.com/themes/barrio_batavian/images/thebatavian_logo.png Thu, 28 Mar 2024 15:46:00 -0400 Genesee Valley Wind Ensemble sets spring concert with 'world premiere' for April 27 https://www.thebatavian.com/press-release/genesee-valley-wind-ensemble-sets-spring-concert-with-world-premiere-for-april-27 Press Release:

The Genesee Valley Wind Ensemble (GVWE) will be performing their Spring Concert & Premiere at Elba Junior/Senior High School on Saturday, April 27 at 4 p.m. There will be a pre-concert chat beginning at 3:30 p.m.

The GVWE Spring Concert's featured works include:

  • Celebration - William Palange
  • Dark Ride – Laurence Tallman *World Premiere*
  • La Bamba De Vera Cruz – Terig Tucci
  • O Magnam Mysterium – Morten Lauridsen
  • Selections from Encanto- Lin-Manuel Miranda, arr. Paul Murtha
  • On An American Spiritual- David R. Holsinger
  • Mambo- Leonard Bernstein, arr. Michael Sweeney
  • Glee Showstoppers: Jump, Total Eclipse of the Heart, The Safety Dance, Dream On- arr. Jay Bocook
  • Firebird Suite- Igor Stravisky, arr. Robery Longfield
  • The Stars & Stripes Forever- John Philip Sousa

Conductors for the spring concert are:

  • Philip J. Briatico, conductor & founder of the GVWE
  • Harold McJury- Member Conductor

Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors(55+) and veterans, $5 for students (with ID), and free for children under 5 years old.

For more information email geneseevalleywindensemble@gmail.com or visit www.geneseevalleywindensemble.org

]]>
https://www.thebatavian.com/press-release/genesee-valley-wind-ensemble-sets-spring-concert-with-world-premiere-for-april-27#comments https://www.thebatavian.com/press-release/genesee-valley-wind-ensemble-sets-spring-concert-with-world-premiere-for-april-27 Mar 28, 2024, 3:46pm genesee valley wind ensemble Genesee Valley Wind Ensemble sets spring concert with 'world premiere' for April 27 Press Release <p>Press Release:</p><blockquote><p>The Genesee Valley Wind Ensemble (GVWE) will be performing their Spring Concert &amp; Premiere at Elba Junior/Senior High School on Saturday, April 27 at 4 p.m. There will be a pre-concert chat beginning at 3:30 p.m.</p><p>The GVWE Spring Concert's featured works include:</p><ul><li>Celebration - William Palange</li><li>Dark</li></ul></blockquote>
Genesee Valley Wind Ensemble sets recital for Feb. 3 at GO ART! https://www.thebatavian.com/press-release/genesee-valley-wind-ensemble-sets-recital-for-feb-3-at-go-art/637831 Press Release:

Genesee Valley Wind Ensemble (GVWE) invites the public to join them at GO ART! for their Winter Small Ensemble Recital on Saturday, Feb. 3 at 4 p.m.

The purpose of the GVWE is to serve and to provide the Greater Genesee Valley audience with new and familiar live music, to serve its membership with the opportunity to perform challenging wind ensemble literature, and to create the opportunity for the conductor and musicians to grow their collective musical talents.

Admission is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors (55 and older) and veterans, $5 for students (with ID), and children 5 and under are free.

Tavern 2.0.1 will be open during the event with beverages available for purchase. This program is made possible, in part, with the support and collaboration with the Genesee-Orleans Regional Arts Council. For more information please contact geneseevalleywindensemble@gmail.com or visit www.geneseevalleywindensemble.org.

]]>
https://www.thebatavian.com/press-release/genesee-valley-wind-ensemble-sets-recital-for-feb-3-at-go-art/637831#comments https://www.thebatavian.com/press-release/genesee-valley-wind-ensemble-sets-recital-for-feb-3-at-go-art/637831 Jan 9, 2024, 3:00pm genesee valley wind ensemble Genesee Valley Wind Ensemble sets recital for Feb. 3 at GO ART! Press Release <p>Press Release:</p><blockquote><p>Genesee Valley Wind Ensemble (GVWE) invites the public to join them at GO ART! for their Winter Small Ensemble Recital on Saturday, Feb. 3 at 4 p.m.</p><p>The purpose of the GVWE is to serve and to provide the Greater Genesee Valley audience with new and familiar live</p></blockquote>
Genesee Valley Wind Ensemble announces fall concert https://www.thebatavian.com/press-release/genesee-valley-wind-ensemble-announces-fall-concert/636727
genesee valley wind ensemble
File photo from 2016 by Howard Owens

Press Release:

On Sunday, November 19 starting at 4 p.m. the Genesee Valley Wind Ensemble (GVWE) will be performing their fall concert at Oakfield-Alabama Middle/High School located at 7001 Lewiston Rd. Oakfield.

Phillip J. Briatico, founder of GVWE, will be conducting along with guest conductor Brad Willard. These works will be featured:

  • Overture for Winds- Charles Carter
  • Handel in the Strand- Percy Grainger
  • Chant & Jubilo- W. Francis McBeth
  • The Longest Day- Paul Anka arr. Brad Willard
  • Beauty & The Beast- arr. Calvin Custer
  • Autumn Leaves- Alfred Reed
  • ‘80s Soundtrax-arr. Patrick Roszell
  • The Washington Post- John Philip Sousa
  • Sleigh Ride- Encore

The purpose of the GVWE is to serve and to provide the Greater Genesee Valley audience with new and familiar live music, to serve its membership with the opportunity to perform challenging wind ensemble literature, and to create the opportunity for the conductor and musicians to grow their collective musical talents.

For more information and ticket prices visit www.geneseevalleywindensemble.org or contact geneseevalleywindensemble@gmail.com. 

]]>
https://www.thebatavian.com/press-release/genesee-valley-wind-ensemble-announces-fall-concert/636727#comments https://www.thebatavian.com/press-release/genesee-valley-wind-ensemble-announces-fall-concert/636727 Oct 5, 2023, 6:07pm genesee valley wind ensemble Genesee Valley Wind Ensemble announces fall concert Press Release <figure role="group" class="caption caption-div"> <div> <div class="field field--name-field-media-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img alt="genesee valley wind ensemble" class="image-style-large" height="534" loading="lazy" src="https://www.thebatavian.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/2023-10/2016-genesee-county-wind-ensemble.jpg?itok=PsOGFRuQ" width="800"> </div> </div> <figcaption><em>File photo from 2016 by Howard Owens</em></figcaption> </figure> <p>Press Release:</p><blockquote><p>On Sunday, November 19 starting at 4 p.m. the Genesee Valley Wind Ensemble (GVWE) will be performing their fall concert at Oakfield-Alabama Middle/High School located at 7001 Lewiston Rd. Oakfield.</p><p>Phillip J. Briatico, founder of GVWE, will be conducting along with guest conductor Brad Willard. These works</p></blockquote>
Genesee Valley Wind Ensemble to hold its Fall Concert on Jan. 22 https://www.thebatavian.com/howard-b-owens/genesee-valley-wind-ensemble-to-hold-its-fall-concert-on-jan-22/626094 A Genesee Valley Wind Ensemble concert originally scheduled for November has a new performance date: Jan 22.

The concert begins at 4 p.m. at the Oakfield-Alabama Junior/Senior High School.

Conductor Philip J. Briatico will lead the ensemble through a varied program.

  • Ride - Samuel Hazo
  • Into Battle- Christopher B. Taylor
  • The Lion King - Arr. Calvin Custer
  • Foundry - John Mackey
  • Selections from the musical: Chicago - Arr. Ted Ricketts
  • Selections from the musical: Mama Mia - Roy Phillipe
  • National Emblem – E.E. Bagley
  • Toccata for Band - Frank Erickson
  • Children’s March - Percy Grainger

Tickets: Adult, $10; seniors, $8, students, $5, and children five and under are free.  

 

]]>
https://www.thebatavian.com/howard-b-owens/genesee-valley-wind-ensemble-to-hold-its-fall-concert-on-jan-22/626094#comments https://www.thebatavian.com/howard-b-owens/genesee-valley-wind-ensemble-to-hold-its-fall-concert-on-jan-22/626094 Jan 10, 2023, 10:46pm genesee valley wind ensemble Genesee Valley Wind Ensemble to hold its Fall Concert on Jan. 22 Howard Owens <p>A Genesee Valley Wind Ensemble concert originally&nbsp;scheduled for November has a new performance date: Jan 22.</p> <p>The concert begins at 4 p.m. at the&nbsp;Oakfield-Alabama Junior/Senior High School.</p> <p>Conductor Philip J. Briatico will lead the ensemble through a varied program.</p> <ul> <li>Ride - Samuel Hazo</li> <li>Into Battle- Christopher B. Taylor</li> <li>The Lion</li></ul>
Wind Ensemble performs at Oakfield-Alabama on Nov. 19 https://www.thebatavian.com/howard-b-owens/wind-ensemble-performs-at-oakfield-alabama-on-nov-19/619655

The Genesee Valley Wind Ensemble will perform its first concert of the season at 4 p.m. Nov. 19 at Oakfield-Alabama High School on Lewiston Road, Oakfield.

Founder and conductor Philip J. Briatico will lead the ensemble through a program that features:

  • "Ride" - Samuel Hazo
  • "The Lion King" - Arr. Calvin Custer
  • "Foundry" - John Mackey
  • "Chicago" - Arr. Ted Ricketts
  • "Mama Mia" - Roy Phillipe
  • "National Emblem" – E.E. Bagley
  • "Toccata for Band" - Frank Erickson o Children’s March - Percy Grainger

Tickets are $10 adult, $8 seniors 55+ and veterans, $5 students with an ID, free for children 5 and younger. There is also a $25 Family Deal for immediate family members and children (mother, father, up to four children). For more information, go HERE.

File photo by Howard Owens from 2018.

]]>
https://www.thebatavian.com/howard-b-owens/wind-ensemble-performs-at-oakfield-alabama-on-nov-19/619655#comments https://www.thebatavian.com/howard-b-owens/wind-ensemble-performs-at-oakfield-alabama-on-nov-19/619655 Oct 12, 2022, 1:00pm genesee valley wind ensemble Wind Ensemble performs at Oakfield-Alabama on Nov. 19 Howard Owens <p><div> <div class="field field--name-field-media-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img loading="lazy" src="https://www.thebatavian.com/sites/default/files/users/60/2022-10/windensembleapril222016.jpeg" width="460" height="307"> </div> </div> </p> <p>The Genesee Valley Wind Ensemble will perform&nbsp;its first concert of the season at 4 p.m. Nov. 19 at Oakfield-Alabama High School on Lewiston Road, Oakfield.</p> <p>Founder and conductor&nbsp;Philip J. Briatico will lead the ensemble through a program that features:</p> <ul> <li>"Ride" - Samuel Hazo</li> <li>"The Lion King" - Arr. Calvin Custer</li></ul>
GV Wind Ensemble's Spring Concert is April 25 in Alexander https://www.thebatavian.com/billie-owens/gv-wind-ensembles-spring-concert-is-april-25-in-alexander/551612 The Genesee Valley Wind Ensemble's Spring Concert will be held at Alexander High School at 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 25.

The school is located at 3314 Buffalo St. in Alexander.

Tickets are $10 for adults; $8 for seniors 55+ and veterans; $5 for students with ID; children age 5 and under are admitted free. For families, cost is $25 for immediate families and children -- mother and/or father and up to four children.

The featured works for the Spring Concert are:

  • "Toccata for Band" by Frank Erickson
  • "A Touch of Tuba" by Art Detrick*
  • "Into Battle" by Christopher Taylor
  • "The Lion King" by Elton John, Tim Rice, Hans Zimmer, arrangements by Calvin Custer
  • "Foundry" by John Mackey 
  • "Molly on the Shore" by -- Percy Grainger, with Guest Conductor Meaghan McTammany
  • Selections from the musical "Chicago" -- arrangements by Ted Ricketts
  • "Mama Mia!" -- arrangements by Roy Phillippe
  • National Emblem March -- Edwin Eugene Bagley

The Genesee Valley Wind Ensemble will be conducted by its founder, Philip J. Briatico.

Meaghan McTammany will be the guest conductor.

*Matt Stanton, of Avon Central School, is the guest soloist, playing tuba.

The purpose of the GVWE is to serve and to provide the Greater Genesee Valley audience with new and familiar live music, to serve its membership with the opportunity to perform challenging wind ensemble literature and to create the opportunity for the conductor and musicians to grow their collective musical talents.

The GVWE Spring Concert is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York Legislature and administered by GO ART!

Contact:   geneseevalleywindensemble@gmail.com

Online:   www.geneseevalleywindensemble.org

]]>
https://www.thebatavian.com/billie-owens/gv-wind-ensembles-spring-concert-is-april-25-in-alexander/551612#comments https://www.thebatavian.com/billie-owens/gv-wind-ensembles-spring-concert-is-april-25-in-alexander/551612 Feb 23, 2020, 1:21pm genesee valley wind ensemble GV Wind Ensemble's Spring Concert is April 25 in Alexander Billie Owens <p>The Genesee Valley Wind Ensemble's Spring Concert will be held at&nbsp;Alexander High School at 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 25.</p> <p>The school is located at 3314 Buffalo St. in Alexander.</p> <p>Tickets are $10 for adults; $8 for seniors 55+ and veterans; $5 for students with ID; children age 5 and</p>
The Batavian Sessions: Genesee Valley Wind Ensemble American Overture for Band https://www.thebatavian.com/howard-b-owens/the-batavian-sessions-genesee-valley-wind-ensemble-american-overture-for-band/547269 The Genesee Valley Wind Ensemble performs at 4 p.m. today at Pembroke High School.  Here's one of the numbers ensemble will play, American Overture for Band by Joseph Jenkins conducted by Philip J. Briatico.

]]>
https://www.thebatavian.com/howard-b-owens/the-batavian-sessions-genesee-valley-wind-ensemble-american-overture-for-band/547269#comments https://www.thebatavian.com/howard-b-owens/the-batavian-sessions-genesee-valley-wind-ensemble-american-overture-for-band/547269 Nov 24, 2019, 1:47pm genesee valley wind ensemble The Batavian Sessions: Genesee Valley Wind Ensemble American Overture for Band Howard Owens Video Sponsor .pane-node-body img {background: none !important; border: 0 !important; margin: 0 !important; padding: unset !important; padding-left: 1px !important } broadstreet.zone(69076) <p>The Genesee Valley Wind Ensemble performs at 4 p.m. today at Pembroke High School.&nbsp; Here's one of the numbers ensemble will play,&nbsp;American Overture for Band by Joseph Jenkins conducted</p>
Video: Preview of Sunday's concert by the Genesee Valley Wind Ensemble https://www.thebatavian.com/howard-b-owens/video-preview-of-sundays-concert-by-the-genesee-valley-wind-ensemble/547258 Genesee Valley Wind Ensemble will hold its Fall Concert at 4 p.m. on Sunday at the Pembroke High School. It is located at 8750 Alleghany Road, Pembroke.

The purpose of the GVWE is to serve and to provide the Greater Genesee Valley audience with new and familiar live music, to serve its membership with the opportunity to perform challenging wind ensemble literature and to create the opportunity for the conductor and musicians to grow their collective musical talents.

Admission: $10 -- Adults; $8 -- Seniors (55+) & Veterans; $5 -- Students (with ID); Free -- Children 5 years old & under; $25 -- Family Deal for immediate family and children as defined by mother and/or father and up to four children.

Featured Works

  • "Scootin’ on Hardrock" -- David Holsinger
  • Selections from "The Sound of Music" -- Rodgers & Hammerstein
  • Selections from "American Overture" -- Joseph Willcox Jenkins

Conductor(s): Martin Allen -- Guest Conductor -- Grand Island High School; Philip J. Briatico -- conductor & founder of the GVWE.

]]>
https://www.thebatavian.com/howard-b-owens/video-preview-of-sundays-concert-by-the-genesee-valley-wind-ensemble/547258#comments https://www.thebatavian.com/howard-b-owens/video-preview-of-sundays-concert-by-the-genesee-valley-wind-ensemble/547258 Nov 23, 2019, 2:24am genesee valley wind ensemble Video: Preview of Sunday's concert by the Genesee Valley Wind Ensemble Howard Owens Video Sponsor .pane-node-body img {background: none !important; border: 0 !important; margin: 0 !important; padding: unset !important; padding-left: 1px !important } broadstreet.zone(69076) <p>Genesee Valley Wind Ensemble will hold its Fall Concert at 4 p.m. on Sunday at the Pembroke&nbsp;High School. It is located at 8750 Alleghany Road, Pembroke.</p> <p>The purpose of</p>
Genesee Valley Wind Ensemble's Fall Concert is Nov. 24 at Pembroke HS https://www.thebatavian.com/billie-owens/genesee-valley-wind-ensembles-fall-concert-is-nov-24-at-pembroke-hs/544592 Genesee Valley Wind Ensemble will hold its Fall Concert at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 24, at the Pembroke High School. It is located at 8750 Alleghany Road, Pembroke.

The purpose of the GVWE is to serve and to provide the Greater Genesee Valley audience with new and familiar live music, to serve its membership with the opportunity to perform challenging wind ensemble literature and to create the opportunity for the conductor and musicians to grow their collective musical talents.

Admission: $10 -- Adults; $8 -- Senior (55+) & Veteran; $5 -- Student (with ID); Free -- Children 5 years old & under; $25 -- Family Deal for immediate family and children as defined by mother and/or father and up to four children.

Featured Works

  • "Scootin’ on Hardrock" -- David Holsinger
  • Selections from "The Sound of Music" -- Rodgers & Hammerstein
  • Selections from "American Overture" -- Joseph Willcox Jenkins

Conductor(s): Martin Allen -- Guest Conductor -- Grand Island High School; Philip J. Briatico -- conductor & founder of the GVWE.

geneseevalleywindensemble@gmail.com

www.geneseevalleywindensemble.org

]]>
https://www.thebatavian.com/billie-owens/genesee-valley-wind-ensembles-fall-concert-is-nov-24-at-pembroke-hs/544592#comments https://www.thebatavian.com/billie-owens/genesee-valley-wind-ensembles-fall-concert-is-nov-24-at-pembroke-hs/544592 Nov 11, 2019, 8:00am genesee valley wind ensemble Genesee Valley Wind Ensemble's Fall Concert is Nov. 24 at Pembroke HS Billie Owens <p>Genesee Valley Wind Ensemble will hold its Fall Concert at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 24, at the Pembroke High School. It is located at 8750 Alleghany Road, Pembroke.</p> <p>The purpose of the GVWE is to serve and to provide the Greater Genesee Valley audience with new and familiar live</p>
GVWE founder and conductor performed baritone sax in band that won national award Saturday https://www.thebatavian.com/billie-owens/gvwe-founder-and-conductor-performed-baritone-sax-in-band-that-won-national-award

Submitted photos and press release:

INDIANAPOLIS -- The American Legion 2019 National Concert Band Contest was held Saturday (Aug. 24) in Indianapolis, Ind., top honors went to the American Legion Band of the Tonawandas.

Bands from around the country competed in 2019, the 100th anniversary of the American Legion.

Of the 80 members in the Tonawanda-based band, 60 competed in Indianapolis, including one man from Batavia -- Philip Briatico. He is the founder and conductor of the Genesee Valley Wind Ensemble and he plays baratone saxophone in the American Legion Band of the Tonawandas.

The band had the top score -- 95.8.

Other top bands were: Second Place -- Joliet American Legion Band from Joliet, Ill., with 93.5 points; Third Place -- Oconomowoc American Legion Band from Oconomowoc, Wis., with 88.5 points; Fourth Place -- Kansas City American Legion Band from Kansas City, Mo., with 88.3 points; and Fifth Place -- American Legion Post #377 Band from Kenner, La., with 82.3 points.

Selections performed by the American Legion Band of the Tonawandas were:

TITLE                                                                                      COMPOSER

Esprit de Corps----------------------------------------------------------Robert Jager

The Gallant 7th March--------------------------------------------------John Philip Sousa

Ballet Sacra--------------------------------------------------------------David R. Holsinger

After an intense week of preparation, the American Legion Band of the Tonawandas performed in the Indianapolis Convention Center. Their 30-minute performance drew cheers, a rousing applause and a standing ovation from the audience.

The Band performed under Music Director Michael Shaw.

Now in its 90th year, the Band is celebrating its 22nd National Championship.

About the American Legion Band of the Tonawandas

It was formed in 1929 by World War I veterans and Post #264 members. The band (currently 80 members at full strength) draws its membership from a broad cross-section of Western New Yorkers. The members have diverse occupations and backgrounds including management, engineering, business, medicine, government, sales, and industry.

A large number are instrumental music educators, or graduates or students of university music programs. Membership is open to all musicians based upon placement evaluation and section vacancies. None of the musicians are compensated.

The Band has and always will stand ready to aid in any worthwhile community function and to uphold the great tradition of the American Legion.

Top photo, American Legion 2019 National Concert Band Contest First Place Award was presented by the American Legion National Commander, Brett Reistad, shown in the middle, and given to Conductor Michael Shaw, far left. American Legion Band of the Tonawandas President David Abrahamian is pictured right.

]]>
https://www.thebatavian.com/billie-owens/gvwe-founder-and-conductor-performed-baritone-sax-in-band-that-won-national-award#comments https://www.thebatavian.com/billie-owens/gvwe-founder-and-conductor-performed-baritone-sax-in-band-that-won-national-award Aug 27, 2019, 5:18pm genesee valley wind ensemble GVWE founder and conductor performed baritone sax in band that won national award Saturday Billie Owens <p><div> <div class="field field--name-field-media-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img loading="lazy" src="https://www.thebatavian.com/sites/default/files/users/2061/2019-08/award_presented_by_brett_p._reistad_national_commander.jpg" width="460" height="306"> </div> </div> </p> <p><em>Submitted photos and press release:</em></p> <p><strong>INDIANAPOLIS --</strong> The American Legion 2019 National Concert Band Contest was held Saturday (Aug. 24) in Indianapolis, Ind., top honors went to the <strong>American Legion Band of the Tonawandas.</strong></p> <p>Bands from around the country competed in 2019, the 100th anniversary of the American Legion.</p> <p>Of</p>