About The Lowcountry Wind Symphony 

2017 CONCERT UPDATE: ‘Around the World’ performances on January 29 and February 12, 2017!

Welcome to the second full concert season presented by the Lowcountry Wind Symphony. This season’s performances continue to offer 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 with concerts scheduled in Beaufort, Bluffton and Hilton Head. Please be sure to see the concert schedule in this Playbill.


Having just celebrated its second ‘birthday,’ the LWS continues to grow, now numbering 50 players. There is a breadth of musical experience among the players in the Lowcountry Wind Symphony. Members are active musicians from the local area, current music educators, and a growing number of High School musicians, all seeking an additional performance outlet — 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 2016-17 performance season promises exciting and entertaining programs and we look forward to sharing great music with audiences throughout the area. Music Director Donald Jemella and Assistant Director Deborah Hamner have the ensemble immersed in the great music available for concert band. This season’s programs include Patriotic Music in the ‘Salute to America’s Veterans II’ in November. The winter program presents music from ‘Around the World’ and takes us to Europe, the Caribbean, Central & South America, and of course the United States. In the Spring, the ‘It’s All-American: Celebrating Great American Composers’ presents compositions by John Williams, Aaron Copland, John Philip Sousa and much more.

We are honored that you have chosen to attend this program, and hope that you will be a ‘frequent listener.’ You will not be disappointed.


NOTE: The Low Country Wind Symphony is registered 501 (c) 3 public charity, and as such, all donations are 100% tax deductible.

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