Southeastern Massachusetts Wind Symphony Registration
Fall Session Start Date: Thursday, September 4, 2014 at 7:00PM
Concert Date: Sunday, November 23, 2014 at 7:30PM
Spring Session Start Date: January 22, 2015
Concert Date: April 24, 2015 at 7:30PM
The Southeastern Massachusetts Wind Symphony, a regional community symphonic wind ensemble, is a collaboration between the Southeastern Massachusetts Arts Collaborative (SMARTS) and the Wheaton College Music Department. We welcome musicians ages 14 -100+ without an audition and are comprised of up to 75 members - high school students, students from local colleges and universities and adults from more than a dozen surrounding communities. Since 1991, the Wind Symphony has established itself as one of the regions' leading performing ensembles with concerts throughout the area. As both conductor and musical director, Earl Raney’s ability to select dynamic wind symphony literature, to challenge the seasoned amateur musician, and to nurture the young student musician as they sit side by side, makes him the ideal musical director for this multigenerational community symphony.
Earl Raney, conductor is well known as the artistic director and solo trumpet of the international, award winning Epic Brass Quintet. Since founding the Epic Brass in 1983 Earl has given over 1000 performances in 46 states, with appearances at the Kennedy Center, Weill Recital Hall, and Carnegie Hall to name a few. Internationally, Mr. Raney has concertized in Canada, Bermuda, Jamaica, US Virgin Islands, England, Scotland, France, Austria, Germany, Poland, Italy, Switzerland, and the Far East. He has performed in several New England area orchestras and as principal trumpet of the Taipei Festival Orchestra in Taipei, Taiwan, R.O.C. Mr. Raney has recorded eight compact discs for the Ars Nova Digital record label. He presently serves on the faculty of the Wheaton College Music Department and the Atlantic Union College Music Department where he conducts the Atlantic Wind Symphony.