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DRAKE¹S VILLAGE BRASS BAND CELEBRATES
50 YEARS OF THE EASTMAN WIND ENSEMBLE

Presented by Drake the Bandmaster

The Eastman Wind Ensemble (EWE) celebrated its 50th Anniversary with a gala concert on February 8, 2002. Founded by Frederick Fennell, the group gave its first performance on February 8, 1953. Through its ground breaking series of recordings for the Mercury label the EWE reached a national and international audience and has been in the forefront of the Wind Ensemble movement ever since. IN celebration of 50 years of great music making the ensemble has released a new 3 CD set of never before available recordings on the Warner Brothers label.
Throughout the months of May and June, Drake's Village Brass Band will take part in the celebration. We will feature classic recordings under Fennell, some not available on CD. We will also feature many recordings by the band's 3rd director, Dr. Donald Hunsberger, who has lead the band since 1965! In additions, we will also feature an interview with Dr. Hunsberger. So, tune in to Drake's Village Brass Band for the months of May and June to hear great music by this great ensemble, 50 years old this February - the Eastman Wind Ensemble.

Copyright©WWUH: May/June Program Guide, 2002

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