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SWE 2022

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Help Us Promote Seacoast Music The Seacoast Wind Ensemble provides many services and benefits to the seacoast region including Concerts throughout the year with free admission Comradery and development of opportunities for area musicians students professionals hobbyists senior citizens Music in Our Schools program Paul Erwin Scholarship Preservation of the tradition of community concert bands You can help us in several ways Donate to the Seacoast Wind Ensemble Donate to the Paul Erwin Scholarship Sponsor program ads Spread the word about SWE and its activities Select Seacoast Wind Ensemble as your Amazon Smile beneficiary when shopping on amazon com Welcome to Our 37th Concert Season The Seacoast Wind Ensemble is an all volunteer community band that rehearses every Tuesday night at the Shapleigh School in Kittery ME The ensemble is made up of musicians from all walks of life from high school students to retirees who come to us from eastern New Hampshire southern Maine and northeastern Massachusetts Our members come from many professional backgrounds almost all former high school or college musicians who share the common goal of creating music together and bringing it to the New Hampshire Maine Seacoast area and beyond The Seacoast Wind Ensemble performs an array of musical pieces suitable for the entire family selected to encourage listener involvement and appreciation Like its forerunners in the heyday of the concert band era SWE performs classic marches and symphonic transcriptions In addition the ensemble performs contemporary compositions jazz and popular tunes We are well grounded in our past but always looking to the future of band music Within this program book you will discover the rich history of the Seacoast Wind Ensemble We are always looking for new members to join us on our musical journey The Seacoast Wind Ensemble is a 501 c 3 non profit organization and we appreciate your tax deductible contributions We thank the generous sponsors and donors that make our activities possible including the Music in Our Schools and Erwin Scholarship programs that extend our reach into the music programs of area schools There are pages dedicated to the Paul Erwin scholarship and this year s award winners And of course we thank you our audience for attending our concerts throughout the year We look forward to sharing our music with you today

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SWE History Continued A new era began in 2016 when SWE welcomed its current music director Dr Mark Stickney who also was Director of Bands at Plymouth State University Dr Stickney s wide circle of contacts in the contemporary concert band scene has led to exciting opportunities for the Seacoast Wind Ensemble Music lasts a lifetime In April 2018 the group had the opportunity to play in a joint concert with the Plymouth State University Band at their facility one of the pieces played by SWE was Fantasy on Salve Regina with the composer Patrick Burns conducting In a 2018 Veterans Day concert at the newly opened York Community Auditorium the Ensemble premiered two new compositions One piece was written especially for SWE by John Pasternak Dive Dive Dive was inspired by the proud history of the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in submarine building modernization and repair The other new composition was Symphony No 1 Heroes by Onsby Rose commissioned by a consortium of bands of which SWE was a member Another member of the consortium was the USAF Band In the same year that Dr Stickney took the helm SWE renewed its relationship with the Kittery School System when it moved its rehearsal location from Exeter High School NH to the Shapleigh Middle School ME where Assistant Conductor Jon Roth teaches In return for use of the rehearsal and library storage space the band collaborates with the Kittery bands in various ways including performing in an annual Music in Our Schools concert with Kittery students each March It is also pleased to have several talented Traip Academy students as members of the group After the move back to Kittery SWE also began performing on a regular basis at the Star Theatre in Kittery SWE is a member of the Association of Concert Bands a national organization that offers opportunities to help SWE thrive as it continues to entertain a diverse audience throughout the region and contribute to the Seacoast s vibrant arts and cultural heritage Proud to support the Seacoast Wind Ensemble

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Music In Our Schools Music In Our Schools is an annual celebration during March April to engage music educators students and communities from around the country in promoting the benefits of highquality music education programs SWE annually works with an area school to present a joint Music in Our Schools concert We have performed with students in Barrington Biddeford Dover Epping Exeter York and most recently at Shapleigh School our host school in Kittery We also performed in a joint concert with students at Plymouth State University in 2018 We re proud to support the A Note of Thanks To the Community We would like to thank you all for helping us meet our fundraising goal to acquire a vibraphone This instrument plays a significant role in the newer band repertoire We would especially like to thank Fabulous Find Resale Boutique in Kittery ME for designating the ensemble as one of their fundraising beneficiaries for March of 2019 We would also like to thank all who have given memorial donations in honor of Former Euphonium Player John Wilson Without your generous support this purchase would not have been possible Sincerely SWE Percussion Section Seacoast Wind Ensemble Entertainers enrich our communities with joy inspiration and culture all of which bring priceless benefits to our communities Ban20r Savingsilank You matter more Member FDIC Locations Throughout New England 1 877 Bangor1 I www bangor com

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SWE Paul Erwin Music Scholarship The Seacoast Wind Ensemble awards a scholarship annually to a high school student residing in the seacoast region or Rutland County in Vermont home of past music director Paul Erwin The 500 scholarship can be used to support musical endeavors such as music camp tuition new instrument equipment lessons etc Applications are due at the beginning of March and the award is announced in April or May Detailed information is available at the Ensemble website www seacoastwindensemble org Donations to Seacoast Wind Ensemble may be designated to specifically support the Paul Erwin Scholarship Paul M Erwin 1966 2014 Paul Erwin was a talented composer arranger musician He was a prolific composer premiering over 200 arrangements original works in his short lifetime He was a vital part of the New Hampshire seacoast music community and served as conductor of the Seacoast Wind Ensemble SWE from 19932006

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Support the Seacoast Wind Ensemble We are a Non Profit Organization 500 and over 250 to 499 100 to 249 50 to 99 25 to 49 Soloist Benefactor Patron Sponsor Contributor Friend 1 to 24 Scan With Phone to Donate If mailing please include the following information Name ___________________________________________ Address _________________________________________ _________________________________________________ Phone ___________________________________________ Email ___________________________________________ Contribution Amount __________ To donate please mail your tax deductible contribution to Seacoast Wind Ensemble P O Box 734 Kittery ME 03904 Or go to www seacoastwindensemble org and click on the Donate button Come Play With Us Play familiar and new challenging music Gain musical insight and experience under professional direction Make new friends and expand your musical network Join and help a dedicated group entertain and enrich your community The Seacoast Wind Ensemble is seeking local musicians in all sections to join our volunteer community ensemble Our membership includes people from all walks of life from high school students to senior citizens amateurs to professionals Rehearsals are typically held every Tuesday night at Shapleigh School in Kittery ME during the school year starting at 7 00 PM Summer season rehearsal locations may vary If you are interested in joining SWE please email swepersonnelmanager gmail com

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Meet Our Music Director Mark A Stickney was appointed the Artistic Director of the Seacoast Wind Ensemble in 2016 Throughout his 20 year college teaching career he held conducting brass teaching and music education positions at the Community College of Rhode Island Panhandle State University Plymouth State University Salve Regina University and Southern Utah University An active clinic and guest conductor Dr Stickney has traveled throughout the country working with bands and orchestras of all levels Currently Dr Stickney lives in Portsmouth Rhode Island and is the founder of the Historic Music of Newport a non profit organization dedicated to preserving the rich musical heritage of Newport Rhode Island He also works part time for the Preservation Society of Newport County and serves on the board of Newport Live Presents He received his BA in Music and Religion from Gettysburg College his MA in Tuba Performance from Montclair State University NJ and his DMA in Wind Conducting from Rutgers University NJ Meet Our Assistant Conductor Jonathan Roth has been a music educator in Maine and New Hampshire for over 30 years He is currently director of music at Shapleigh Middle School in Kittery Maine where he conducts three concert bands and a jazz ensemble as well as th th teaching 4 and 5 grade general music classes Mr Roth received his bachelor s degree in music education from Gordon College and a master s degree in music from University of Connecticut He was also a long time counselor and coach at the Southern Maine Junior Music Academy summer band camp and has been the guest conductor for several middle school honors band festivals throughout the state of Maine

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Seacoast Wind Ensemble Members Conductor Mark Stickney Assistant Conductor Jonathan Roth Flute Linda Anderson Mary DiModica Kuju Estelle Hrabak Doreen Kaplan Andrea Kenter Neal Kathryn Lisa Nolden Jean Schwab Jared Parker Bass Clarinet JoAnne Crevoiserat Coon Clarinet Elizabeth Braconi Katie Fanning Santiago Obaena Florez Ted Hagarty Barbara Kipp Emily Kulp Robert LaMotte Susan Powers Tom Schulz Al Smukala Jo An Smukala Tom Wadsworth Seacoast Wind Ensemble 2022 Concert Season December Oboe Rebecca Forsyth Duncan MacCallum Sunday December 11 2022 3 00 PM 4 00 PM Holiday Concert York Community Center at York High School York ME Bassoon Christal Wilson 2023 Concert Season Saxophone Thad Ackerman Wendi Bailey Ellie Galvin Rick Gladding Dakota Greenblatt Jean Hardy Amber Martine Heather Roscoe Matt Smith April Saturday April 15 2023 7 00 8 30 PM Spring Concert Star Theater Kittery ME May Sunday May 28 2023 7 00 8 30 PM Memorial Weekend Concert Fryeburg Academy PAC Fryeburg ME July Sunday July 9 2023 7 00 8 30 PM Ocean Park Music Festival Bandstand Ocean Park ME Old Orchard Beach Check our website for an updated list www seacoastwindensemble org

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SWE Members Continued Trumpet Terry Beaulieu Michael Coogan Ian McCarthy Karen McCarthy John Gunkler George Salzer French Horn Rachel Burdin Lara Murcin Kate O Brien Bonnie Porter Sue Smith Cathy Stevens Trombone Michele Boulanger Mike Galvin Jonathan Roth David Shelley Brita Stepe Brand Stephen Thayer Bass Trombone Jacqueline Williams Euphonium Holly Gagnon Nicholas Orovich Jonathan Richards Stephanie Savastano Tuba James Griswold Joseph Rolland John Stewart Percussion Daniel Day Charles Donnell David Long Frances Shannon Pam Toward Charter Member

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The Directorship did not change again until 2006 when Richard Spicer assumed the role Programming began to reflect Mr Spicer s deep interests in history and led to several annual concerts at the Portsmouth Music Hall commemorating the signing of the Portsmouth Peace Treaty of 1906 New venues continued to be added to the performance schedule including a Memorial Day concert for the White Mountain Musical Arts Festival in Fryeburg ME that continues to be a highlight of our year The band celebrated its 25th Anniversary at a concert on April 18 2010 at the Cooperative Middle School in Stratham NH It was conducted by Sara Laczynski who was then interim music director She shared the podium with Assistant Conductor Jon Roth as well as previous music directors This was founder David Phinney s final appearance with the band as he died in 2011 Paul Erwin was not in attendance as he was battling an illness to which he succumbed in 2014 The Paul Erwin Memorial Scholarship was later created in his memory In the summer of 2010 SWE hired a new music director Mark Zielinski a music education lecturer at the University of New Hampshire Mr Zielinski introduced many new contemporary pieces to the band s repertoire and the band continued to flourish One special concert took place on July 4th 2015 at Old Orchard Beach in Maine featuring an appearance by renowned trumpet player Trent Austin

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History of the Seacoast Wind Ensemble It was 36 years ago this October that David Phinney then Band Director at Traip Academy in Kittery ME invited local musicians to come together to form a community based concert band The Seacoast Concert Band presented its first concert on April 9 1985 in the Traip gymnasium with about 100 people in attendance Mr Phinney was the Director of the new band with Joanne Reams as Assistant Director Three concerts were presented that year In January 1988 the group registered as a non profit educational organization in New Hampshire and its name was changed to the Seacoast Wind Ensemble Performance frequency increased with events such as Portsmouth s First Night Market Square Days and an annual Thanksgiving concert at the Portsmouth Music Hall Early in 1993 the group hired a new Music Director Paul Erwin a graduate of the Founder Conductor Dave Phinney conducting program at the University of Southern Maine He also brought skills in composing and arranging for band and the band continued to expand its performance schedule travelling to more distant venues such as Castleton VT and Portland ME The band started playing an annual Christmas in July concert at the Lighting of the Nubble in York Beach an event that has continued as a staple of its summer concert season A particularly notable concert during Mr Erwin s tenure was held at the Music Hall on September 30 2001 Songs of Remembrance Songs of Strength was put together in less than three weeks and raised almost 2 000 for Red Cross efforts to assist victims of the World Trade Center tragedy Notes

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The Seacoast Wind Ensemble welcomes you to our 37th annual season Thank you for your continued support of live music and our organization We are very pleased to see you again in person As you may be aware we are a volunteer based non profit and greatly appreciate donations that help us bring these concerts to you Scan with Phone to Donate For schedule changes and reminders of upcoming events sign up for email notices at www seacoastwindensemble org Follow us on Facebook at Seacoast Wind Ensemble 37th Annual Season