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The Lakeshore Wind Ensemble was founded in 1983 by late professor emeritus Michael J. Arendt and 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. The LWE performs five concerts a season at the historic Capitol Civic Centre in downtown Manitowoc, WI. The first concert is in October and the last concert is the first Saturday in May.  
 
The Lakeshore Big Band was started in 1990 as an offshoot of the band due to the popularity of Big Band music. Performer and musician Paul Sucherman is the LBB Conductor and Music Director. You can read his full bio here. The LBB performs 3 concerts a year, the first in November, a joint concert in January with the LWE and final concert in April.
 
Check out our Concerts page for Lakeshore Wind Ensemble and Lakeshore Big Band concert descriptions and info on how to purchase tickets.

View Past Concerts on our YouTube page

Stay connected and up to date on concerts, events and photos from LWE's Facebook page. Watch our concerts on the Lakeshore Wind Ensemble YouTube page.