Staff Report

The Santa Ynez Valley Wind Ensemble concert band will perform at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 24, at Bethania Lutheran Church in Solvang.

Music performed in this concert will cover a wide spectrum of genres, including classical and contemporary styles.  Since 2019 is the 150th anniversary of the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad, the ensemble was inspired to include music with a railroad theme, including “Rails West!,” and “The Iron Horse Across America.” Other selections include: “Symphonic Dance #3-Fiesta,” “The Stormchasers” and John Philip Sousa’s “The Triton.”

This 30-piece group has been keeping concert band music alive in the Valley for nearly three decades, with all the musicians donating their time and talents purely for the love of music. The Ensemble invites you and your family to be part of this musical experience.

The Ensemble celebrates twenty-two years of directing by Maestra Sharon Jeskey.  Admission and refreshments are free of charge.

The Valley Wind Ensemble is proud to announce that this is their 28th year of bringing exciting and enjoyable music to the Santa Ynez Valley.  Musicians who might be interested in joining the ensemble may visit a rehearsal, held on Thursday evenings at 7 p.m. at the Santa Ynez High School Music Room, or may inquire at the contacts provided below. 

The Santa Ynez Valley Wind Ensemble is funded through member dues and community donations.   For more information, call 805-403-7732 or visit .