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FSW in concert at the Cubberley Theatre

The Foothill Symphonic Winds (FSW) was formed in 1980. The ensemble performs classical and contemporary works written or transcribed for symphonic wind ensemble or concert band. The aim is to assist the musicians in continuing their musical growth while also providing high-caliber musical entertainment for the community. The FSW was a class offered by Foothill College in Los Altos Hills until all Music Performance classes were cancelled in the summer of 2011. The members of the FSW wanted to continue to operate in its traditional format, except as a non-profit organization. Articles of Incorporation were filed, a Board of Directors elected, and 501(c)(3) tax exempt status granted to the FSW by the IRS.

To learn more about the Foothill Symphonic Winds, click here.

For the 2018-19 performance year, the FSW will continue to rehearse Wednesday evenings at the Blach Middle School, 1120 Covington Road, Los Altos. We will continue meeting in Fall, Winter, and Spring sessions. Our first rehearsal of the Winter session will be Wednesday, January 9, 2019, beginning at 7:30 PM.  While we don't have a fixed instrumentation, we do have a limit on our total membership for musical and logistical reasons. Musicians interested in joining the ensemble must receive approval from our Music Director (Contact).  Existing members can register for a session or pay dues by using the following link:  Register 

Concert Schedule


Sunday, December 9, 2018 at 3:30 PM
Cubberley Theatre, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto, CA
Adults:  $10        Students & Seniors:  $5
Tickets available at the Box Office 40 min before the concert
General Admission tickets may be purchased on-line  at Lil Regie


Midnight Sleighride
Serge Prokofiev / Tom Wallace

'Twas in the Moon of Wintertime

Traditional / Robert W. Smith

The Eighth Candle

Steve Reisteter

Winter Dances
Fergal Carroll

Aurora Borealis

Rossano Galante

Little English Girl (L'Inglesina)

Davide Delle Cese

Symphonic Prelude on Adeste Fidelis

Claude T. Smith

Folk Song Suite

Ralph Vaughan Williams

Variants on a Mediaeval Tune

Norman Dello Joio

Program Notes (PDF  1.4 MB)         

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Upcoming Concerts

3:30 PM, Cubberley Theater
March 17, 2019
June 9, 2019