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The UW-Green Bay, Manitowoc Campus Lakeshore Wind Ensemble plays a full spectrum of music from symphonic band literature, including dramatic classical works, rousing marches, swinging big band tunes, and lyrical ballads. Members are comprised of both community members and UW-Green Bay, Manitowoc Campus students.

Dear Lakeshore Wind Ensemble Patrons,

Thank you for being a loyal supporter of the Lakeshore Wind Ensemble and Lakeshore Big Band. We could not be entering our 37th concert season without your concert attendance and generous donations to the Lakeshore Wind Ensemble Association (LWEA). The Mission of the LWEA is to support and enrich the musical arts in the lakeshore community through scholarship programs, youth and community outreach and live performances by the Lakeshore Wind Ensemble and Lakeshore Big Band.

This spring has been unprecedented, and we were disappointed to cancel the April 2020 Lakeshore Big Band and May 2020 Lakeshore Wind Ensemble concerts. A special thank you to the Capitol Civic Centre Box Office for their communication with patrons regarding a refund and a big thank you to those who donated the price of their tickets to the LWEA.

After polling our members and evaluating the current situation, the LWEA has also decided to postpone the “A Musical Journey” 2020-2021 concert season with the four conductor candidates to begin September 2021. Each conductor candidate will conduct one concert and be evaluated for a permanent position as the Lakeshore Wind Ensemble conductor, carrying on the legacy started by our founder, Michael J. Arendt. The candidates are: Dr. Michael Butler, Director of Bands, UW-Stevens Point; Joel Ungemach, Band and Chorus Director, Manitowoc Lutheran High School; Salvator Terrasi, Director of Instrumental Music, Cardinal Stritch University; and Jeremiah Eis, Band Director, Xavier Middle School and Director of Sheboygan Area Youth Symphony.

The Lakeshore Big Band and Lakeshore Wind Ensemble intends to make up the concerts we missed during the Covid-19 “Safer at Home” order with a Lakeshore Big Band concert “Spring Fever” April 17, 2021 conducted by Paul Sucherman and the Lakeshore Wind Ensemble concert “An American Salute” May 1, 2021 conducted by the newly appointed assistant conductor Chris Woller. We will follow the policies and guidelines established by the Capitol Civic Centre. Check our website and our Facebook page for updates regarding the two spring 2021 concerts.

With your continued support, we look forward to coming back this spring to delight and entertain you with wonderful music!

The LWEA Board of Directors
David Scherer, President
Dawn Pitzen, Vice President for Administration
Kathleen Galas, Vice President for Community Development
Nancy Leigh, Treasurer
Mark Klaiber, Member-at- Large
Richard Luchsinger, Member-at-Large

For a detailed performance list and ticket info view our Concerts.

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