Yuba City to Host the Sierra Nevada Wind Orchestra

David Coe and Judy Coe

Wheatland’s own David and Judy Coe.
Photo courtesy of Skye Bole, Sierra Nevada Winds Orchestra Publicity

David Bole and Portia Njoku Play Brass

A photo of rehearsal with David Bole on euphonium and Portia Njoku on tuba.

Lindsay Dow

Lindsay Dow on oboe.

YUBA COUNTY, CA (MPG) – Wheatland local musicians and educators David and Judy Coe have been making music in the Yuba-Sutter area for decades, chiefly with the ensemble they hold dearest, the Sierra Nevada Wind Orchestra. The group has attracted musicians from throughout the Northern California area, with players coming from Jackson, Grass Valley, Citrus Heights, and Wheatland.

The Sierra Nevada Wind Orchestra will be opening its 26th season of performances at the First United Methodist Church at 3101 Colusa Highway in Yuba City at 7:30 p.m. on

November 21st. The Yuba City concert has become a yearly tradition for the Sierra Nevada Winds, and the band has always been warmly received by a very loyal and faithful group of wind band enthusiasts. This year’s concert proves to be one of the most audacious and challenging in recent years, featuring such heavyweights of the concert band repertoire as Vincent Persichetti’s “Divertimento for Band” as well as Gustav Holst’s dense and textured “Hammersmith,” which recreates the sounds of the slow-moving Thames River and contrasts that with the hustle and bustle of the Hammersmith area of London where Mr. Holst taught music.

Also on the program will be “A Copland Tribute” by Clare Grundman, which features several well-known and beloved compositions by Aaron Copland including “Rodeo,” “Simple Gifts,” and “Fanfare for the Common Man.” Rounding out the program, the Winds will be performing “Americans We” by Fillmore, a gorgeous piece by Jay Bocook entitled “O Waly Waly,” and many more pieces sure to both challenge and delight listeners. The Winds are conducted by Dr. Robert Halseth, director of bands at Sacramento State University, who has brought years of dedication, enthusiasm, and scholarly attention to detail to the podium. Mark your calendars and come out for an extraordinary night of classical deep cuts and melodic gems.

Group Photo of the Sierra Nevada Wind Orchestra

Group photo at the Methodist Church.

Source: Skye Bole, Sierra Nevada Winds Orchestra Publicity

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