About The Lowcountry Wind Symphony

Welcome to the Lowcountry Wind Symphony’s third concert season. This season’s performances
promise exciting, entertaining and diverse programs to area audiences. The LWS is excited to bring each of its three programs to audiences north and south of the Broad River with concerts scheduled in Beaufort and Bluffton. Please be sure to see the concert schedule on our website.

Having just celebrated its third ‘birthday’, the LWS continues to grow, now numbering 50 players. There is a breadth of musical experience among the players in the ensemble. Members are active musicians from the local area, current music educators, and a number of talented High School musicians, all seeking opportunities to perform band literature – or as our slogan states, ‘Exploring What’s Musically Possible’.

We are blessed with many musicians who have chosen to pick up their instrument and play –
some after many years since their last performance. And they come from nearby Beaufort and Dataw Island, and from Bluffton, Hilton Head, and Marines stationed at Parris Island.
The band is open to wind and percussion musicians at all levels, and strives to promote continuous
learning through performance.

The 2017-18 performance season breaks new ground in the programming for LWS. Again this season, Music Director Donald Jemella and Assistant Director Deborah Hamner lead the ensemble and have selected a broad range of music for each program. This season’s performances include Patriotic Music for Veterans Day in the ‘Saluting America’s Veterans III’ in November. The winter program presents explores ‘Beauty and Life’ with outstanding selections from the John Williams salute to the Olympics which are held in February. In the Spring, the theme is on ‘Cinematic Highlights’ with music from the silver screen. Works by John Williams, Rogers and Hammerstein, along with scores from new and traditional movies, and a special guest soloist highlight the final performances of the season.

We are honored that you have chosen to be here and hope that you will join us throughout
the season. You will not be disappointed.