Wind Ensemble (WE)
Conductor David Law
Wind Ensemble on Channel 10’s Totally Wild
QYO’s Wind Ensemble was featured on Channel 10’s show “Totally Wild” - broadcast on Tuesday 19 February.
The filming took place in October, with presenter Josh unpacking his clarinet for the first time in years, and trying to conduct the orchestra.
You can watch the clip now on the channel 10 website. Click on the link below and search for the video called “Totally Wild S3 Ep. 14 (2/3)”
Watch the QYO Wind Ensemble conducted by David Law perform John Barnes Chance’s Incantation and Dance:
The QYO Wind Ensemble conducted by David Law has 60 members with an upper age limit of 17. The ensemble was founded in 1999 and has completed tours to Northern New South Wales and South-east Queensland. In 2001, the ensemble won the “Junior” section of the Australian National Band Championships and received second place in the “Junior A Grade” section in 2006.
Wind Ensemble music camp in Watson Park
Camp report by WE administrator Elaine Earl
“This year’s Wind Ensemble Camp at Watson Park was hard work as usual, but it was also the most enjoyable camp too.
After arriving over an hour late due to Friday night traffic, it was straight into dinner before rehearsals began. On the first night there was no time to socialise as the rehearsal did not finish until well after 10:30pm – so a nice easy night for all our lovely volunteers.
Saturday saw 10 tutors arrive and gave all our ensemble members so much assistance that when rehearsals resumed in the afternoon the change was incredible and the music was fantastic…well done everyone.
Our organised social event was a scavenger hunt finding objects using the alphabet A to Z – this proved to be hilarious with our winning team scoring a huge box of chocolates. On reflection, the team that found “George the Vacuum” deserved a prize for the most observant! The winners are pictured here.
Our conductor is a master of his trade – but also became a jack of all trades, repairing Kaitlin’s saxophone – ably assisted by Kirsty.
Thank you to everyone who made this camp a success, especially to all the players, your behavior was impeccable and you should be proud of this as well as your hard work over many long hours.”
2012 is David’s fourth year as the conductor of the Wind Ensemble. David began his journey with Queensland Youth Orchestras in 1997 as a member of the Wind Ensemble, and from 1999 to 2003, held the principal euphonium chair in the Wind Symphony. This began his passion and enthusiasm for community music. David studied Euphonium at the Queensland University of Technology.
David Law has worked as Music Director, Conductor and Pianist with various organisations throughout Brisbane and has trained in Music Direction at the multiple-Tony Award©-winning Goodspeed Musical Theatre Institute in Connecticut, USA. With Ignatians Musical Theatre Society, David worked as Conductor for CATS, as well as repetiteur for Les Misérables, West Side Story and Songbirds. He was also Musical Director and Conductor for Into the Woods and the ShowStoppers concert series. With Harvest Rain Theatre Company, David conducted their 25th Anniversary Concert. More recently, David has worked with Oscar Theatre Company as Musical Director for the Queensland premieres of [title of show] and Spring Awakening. David will join the company again in 2013 for the QLD premiere of Next to Normal at QPAC.
In addition to conducting the Queensland Wind Orchestra, Brisbane Philharmonic Orchestra, Brisbane’s Westside Orchestra and various school honour bands and workshops, David is currently Performance Music Coordinator and Conductor at Redeemer Lutheran College.
Concert at Twilight
Sunday 17 March 5.30pm
Old Museum Concert Hall
With Wind Ensemble, Wind Symphony and Big Band
In 2012, WE performed
|Robert W. Smith||Into the Storm|
|Hugh M. Stuart||Three Ayres from Gloucester|
|Gustav Holst||Second Suite in F|
|Ryan Nowlin||Synergy Rising|
|Frank Erickson||Air For Band|
|Jouan Bauderuc, arr. Dabelstein||March Funebre|
In 2011, WE performed
|Larry Daehn||With Quiet Courage|
|Percy Grainger||Children’s March|
|David Holsinger||On A Hymnsong of Philip Bliss|
|Gustav Holst||First Suite in Eb major Opus 28, No.1|
|Ralph Hultgren||Hornet’s Nest|
|C-M Schonberg||Selections from Les Miserables|
|Philip Sparke||The Bandwagon|
|Johnnie Vinson||And Hold in Memory…|
In 2010, WE performed
|Alfred Reed||Viva Musica!|
|Chance||Incantation and Dance|
|David Holsinger||A Childhood Hymn|
|Gillingham||Be Thou My Vision|
|Gregson-Williams arr. Murtha||Chronicles of Narnia- The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe|
|Huckeby||Proclamation and Symphonic Decree|
|Rahman arr. Bocook||Music from Slumdog Millionaire|
|Ralph Vaughan Williams||Sea Songs|
|Robert W. Smith||Encanto|
In 2009, WE performed
|Anderson||The Irish Washerwoman|
|Bill Reddie||Channel One Suite|
|De Falla arr Morrissey||“Ritual Fire Dance” from El Amor Brujo|
|Foster & Shuur||You Can Have It|
|Gershwin arr Brubaker||An American in Paris|
|Gordon||They Led My Lord Away|
|Grainger||Australian Up-Country Tune|
|Jager||Esprit de Corps|
|Jones||Streets of Forbes|
|Maslanka||Give Us This Day|
|Vaughan Williams||Folk Song Suite: Mvt 3 (March)|
|Williams trans. Lavender||Raiders March’ from Raiders of the Lost Ark|