Pacific Symphonic Wind Ensemble

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Pacific Symphonic Wind Ensemble
Also known as PSWE
Origin Vancouver, B.C.
Genres Wind Band
Years active 1981-present
Website PSWE.ca
Members Music Director
Marc Crompton

The Pacific Symphonic Wind Ensemble is a Canadian wind band from the Metro Vancouver area in British Columbia. The ensemble's home venue is the Evergreen Cultural Centre in Coquitlam.

The PSWE was founded in 1981 by Maurice Backun in Vancouver, and consists of both professional and amateur musicians performing both traditional and alternative wind music from a variety of composers. The band features guest conductors and soloists. Marc Crompton became PSWE's Music Director in 1999.[1]

In 2005, the ensemble were the guest artists at the 2005 World Association of Symphonic Bands and Ensembles conference in Singapore.[2]

Instrumentation[edit]

The Pacific Symphonic Wind Ensemble currently has a roster of 46 performers:[3]

Discography[edit]

The Pacific Symphonic Wind Ensemble has released four CDs:[4]

  • Midnight Sleigh Ride (1996)
  • Mazama (1997)
  • Festivo (2001)
  • Trajectories (2007)

PSWE also released a double CD as part of the 2005 World Association for Symphonic Bands and Ensembles (WASBE) conference in Singapore.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ PSWE: About PSWE Retrieved on 2 May 2009
  2. ^ WASBE: PSWE Retrieved on 2 May 2009
  3. ^ PSWE: Personnel Retrieved on 2 May 2009
  4. ^ PSWE: CDs Retrieved on 2 May 2009
  5. ^ WASBE: Singapore 2005 Retrieved on 2 May 2009

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