First Coast Wind Symphony Family Concert

Sun May 05 2024 at 03:00 pm to 04:30 pm

Terry Concert Hall | Jacksonville

First Coast Wind Symphony
Publisher/HostFirst Coast Wind Symphony
First Coast Wind Symphony Family Concert
Join us for an afternoon of live symphonic band music featuring the winner of our 2024 FCWS Concerto Competition for High School Musicians!
About this Event

The 60-member First Coast Wind Symphony, Jacksonville’s premier community music organization, will present a Family Concert on Sunday, May 5, 3:00 pm in Terry Hall at Jacksonville University, 2800 Univ. Blvd. North. The concert and parking are FREE!

This varied and exciting program of music for the whole family will feature the winner of the 2024 FCWS Concerto Competition for High School Musicians, open to all Florida students. The first-prize winner of this year’s event is Madelyn Urbine from Gainesville, FL. She receives a $1,500 prize and will perform the Richard Strauss “Horn Concerto No. 1” with the First Coast Wind Symphony.

Madelyn Urbine attends Buchholz High School in Gainesville. She has been playing French horn for five years under the guidance of teacher Margaret Dixon. Madelyn was selected for the Florida Music Education Association All-State Concert Orchestra, Concert Band, and Symphonic Band. As a sophomore and a junior, she was selected as a finalist in the U.S. Navy Band’s Young Artist Solo Competition, performing with the band twice in Washington, D.C.

The Family Concert on May 5 will also feature music by John Williams, Alfred Reed, John Philip Sousa, and Ernesto Lecuona. The First Coast Wind Symphony will premiere “The Spring Breakers,” a new work by Jacksonville composer Bill Boston written especially for the ensemble.

The beautiful and tender “Theme from Schindler’s List” by John Williams will feature Jacksonville Symphony violinist Megan McClendon Rios. And music from the anime movie “Howl’s Moving Castle” will include video clips from the popular film to celebrate the 20th anniversary of its release.

The First Coast Wind Symphony is led by Music Director Artie Clifton and Conductor Paul Weikle. Currently in its 34th season, the group provides a cultural service by offering free concerts of quality wind music throughout the greater Jacksonville area.

In November, the First Coast Wind Symphony received two national music awards: the John Philip Sousa Foundation 2023 Sudler Silver Scroll Award for the most outstanding community band in the U.S., and the 2023 American Prize in Performance, Celebrating American Excellence in the Arts. The ensemble is proud to represent Jacksonville as one of the finest community bands in the U.S. The Sousa Sudler award will be publicly presented at the May 5 concert by the Sousa Foundation.

The First Coast Wind Symphony has released three albums to wide acclaim, Prevailing Winds, A Christmas Celebration and Symphonic Spirit, and a DVD titled Sounds of the First Coast. More information about the group and season 34 is available at

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Terry Concert Hall, Dolphin Drive, Jacksonville, United States


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