The Lowcountry Wind Symphony invites you to its winter
concert, ‘Symphonic Portraits’ on February 25th at 7:00 PM and the 27th at 4:00 PM. Full location details are below.
This concert features soloist is Janet Carpenter, presenting Hidas’ Oboe
concerto, No. 2. According to Music Director Donald, F. Jemella, the
program is filled with familiar melodies and includes music of
Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Gliere, Sousa and Melillo.
LWS is a concert band, made up of local amateur and professional
brass, woodwind, and percussion players from the greater Beaufort
area. All are welcome to join us for fun and music as
we continue ‘Exploring What’s Musically Possible’. The
concert is FREE, but donations are gratefully accepted.
Location - Magnolia Hall; 118 Sun City Ln, Bluffton, SC 29909
Performance Time - 7:00 PM
Location - Sea Island Presbyterian Church, 81 Lady’s Island, Beaufort, SC 29907
Performance Time - 4:00 PM
To make a donation to LWS’ 2021-2022 Season, or to support our
Youth Scholarship Fund, tax deductible contributions can be sent to P.
O. Box 1526, Bluffton, SC, 29910
After an eighteen month hiatus, the Lowcountry Wind Symphony returns with a concert on November 7th, 4:00 P.M. at Sea Island Presbyterian Church, 81 Lady’s Island Drive in Beaufort. The concert is FREE but donations are always gratefully received. All are welcome to attend.
This will mark the sixth year the entire concert will be devoted to honoring all our men and women in the military, past and present. According to Music Director, Donald F. Jemella, “As we do each year, the concert will include stirring Sousa marches and symphonic pieces such as ‘America the Beautiful’, ‘God of Our Fathers’, ‘Civil War Rhapsody’, and the Service Medley, honoring each branch of the US Military.”
The Lowcountry Wind Symphony has a full concert season scheduled with winter and spring concerts north of the Broad River in Beaufort and in the greater Bluffton area.
We look forward to seeing you at the concert as we continue “Exploring What’s Musically Possible”.
Lowcountry Wind Symphony invites new members to join as it returns to a regular concert season after an eighteen-month hiatus. Woodwind, Brass, and Percussion players are welcome. No audition is required. Rehearsals are held Wednesday evenings from 7:00- 9:00 at Beaufort High School Band Room starting September 15th.
LWS is a concert band, comprised of talented local amateur and professional musicians from the greater Beaufort County area. High school students, recommended by their teacher or band director, are also welcome. While all woodwind, brass and percussion players are welcome, there are particular openings for flute, double reeds, saxophone, and trombone.
LWS is planning a full season of six concerts beginning in early November with ‘Saluting America’s Veterans VI’. Performances are scheduled north of the Broad River in Beaufort, and in the greater Bluffton area.
If you are interested in playing with Lowcountry Wind Symphony, please contact Donald F. Jemella, Music Director, at email@example.com.
The Lowcountry Wind Symphony is accepting applications from local high school musicians for college scholarship consideration for 2021 through June 1st. The LWS Music Scholarship Program was established in 2020 for students in instrumental, voice, or related music disciplines, who have chosen music as their college major and have been accepted into an accredited music program at the collegiate level.
Students must be enrolled and in good standing at the senior class level (Grade 12) in a Beaufort or Jasper County public or private school. Homeschooled youth and those who attend the Governors Schools, (whose parents reside in Beaufort or Jasper Counties), may be considered.
Additional application requirements, forms and application deadline are available on the Scholarship page of our site.
The Lowcountry Wind Symphony, directed by Donald F. Jemella, is a concert band made up of some fifty amateur and professional brass, percussion, and wind players from the greater Beaufort area. We look forward to returning to live performances in the near future as reopening safely permits.
Those wishing to donate to the LWS Scholarship Fund may do so by check, payable to: Lowcountry Wind Symphony, denoting LWS scholarship on the memo line. Please send donations to Lowcountry Wind Symphony, P.O. Box 1526, Bluffton, SC 29910.
The Lowcountry Wind Symphony began as an "idea" in June 2014 with the formation of a Planning Committee and the belief that there is a wealth of local talent interested in performing in a traditional band setting. The call for musicians was answered - slowly at first, but enthusiastically. Musicians from throughout the area - Beaufort, Bluffton, Dataw Island, Hilton Head, and Parris Island - came to an initial general meeting in September 2014. The first rehearsal was held on October 22, 2014. Now numbering more than 60 musicians, the growth has been steady and gratifying.
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. The band is blessed with many musicians who have chosen to pick up their instrument and play - some after many years since their last performance. The band is open to wind and percussion musicians at all levels, and strives to promote continuous learning through performance.
The Lowcountry Wind Symphony made its first public performance at a Combined Concert with the Parris Island Marine Band the the Beaufort High School Bands in May 2015. Since that initial performance, full concert seasons have been planned and presented to audiences who are now familiar with the musical quality and varied repertoire performed by the LWS.
Each season the Lowcountry Wind Symphony presents three exciting concert series to area audiences, beginning with two annual Veterans Day concerts. Programs include selections from the vast literature written for winds and percussion, and some of the great transcriptions for Band. Add in patriotic music, marches from the masters of the genre, and tunes from Broadway and the Silver Screen, and there is a recipe for broad and diverse appeal to all musical tastes.
The band rehearses weekly on Wednesdays in the Beaufort High School Band Room on Lady's Island. Brass, wind, and percussion musicians who are interested in joining the Lowcountry Wind Symphony may contact Director, Don Jemella at 917-439-0244 or e-mail LowcountryWindSymphony@gmail.com for more information.
The Lowcountry Wind Symphony is grateful for the enthusiastic support from area audiences as it continues "Exploring What's Musically Possible."