|Support the Windham Community Bands|
|Brass - Photo by Jack Donahue|
|Ed - Photo by Jack Donahue|
|Horns - Photo by Jack Donahue|
|David - Photo by Jack Donahue|
|Euphoniums - Photo by Jack Donahue|
|Reeds - Photo by Jack Donahue|
Windham Concert Band - Photo by Jack Donahue
The Windham Community Band (WCB) was established in May, 1997. Co-founded by Roanne Copley, Frank Rydstrom, and Bruce Lee (Music Director from 1997 through Oct., 2004), the membership quickly increased from the original eight musicians, and now consists of about 80 total members and includes three performing groups: the Windham Concert Band, the Windham Swing Band, and the Windham Flute Ensemble. The WCB is a volunteer non-profit organization based in Windham, NH. It's parent organization is the Friends of Windham Arts and Recreation. Members range in age from teens to seniors, and come from many walks of life: music teachers, doctors, business people, technical professionals, students, and retirees. They all share a love of music and performance.
Please see our CONCERT Schedule for an up-to-date listing of our events.
For information on bookings, contact General Manager, Mike Carchia at 603 571-9145
You may also e-mail the band at info@WindhamCommunityBand.com
: We are looking for dedicated musicians for all sections.
Jared and Becky - Photo by Jack Donahue
|The 18 piece Windham Swing Band was formed in March, 1998 and is under the direction of Rob Daisy. The swing band plays concerts, dances, and functions throughout the area. The Swing Band has full big band instrumentation including vocalist, Danielle Hart and Amy Santorelli, and its repertoire includes swing “standards” and other big band arrangements. The group is available by contacting Mike Carchia at 603-571-9145 or by emailing the web site info@WindhamCommunityBand.com|
The Windham Flute Ensemble directed by David Howard was formed in the spring of 1998 by 4 members of the Windham Community Band flute section. Since then it has grown into a 10-member flute choir with piccolos, C flutes, alto flutes and bass flutes. The flute ensemble plays an entertaining mix of styles: swing, patriotic, holiday, marches, traditional songs, light classical, and novelty pieces. The ensemble is open to all flutists without audition. For more information about joining or booking the Windham Flute Ensemble contact David Howard at 603 965-3842 or via e-mail at email@example.com .
The Windham Community Band’s Director is Mr. Jared Cassedy.
Jared Cassedy was our Assistant Conductor from June to December 2006, and succeeded Rob Daisy as Concert Band Director at the beginning of 2007. Jared is a 2000 graduate of Salem High School and graduated Summa cum Laude from the University of New Hampshire in 2004 with the degree of Bachelor of Music in Music Education. He taught at Pinkerton Academy and West Running Brook Middle School in Derry during 2004-5 before starting as Band and Music Appreciation teacher at the Windham Middle School in the fall of 2005. In 2009 Jared was promoted to the Windham High School music and band director. In 2011 Jared was named Southern New Hampshire Outstanding Director. In 2012 Jared was promoted to Dean of Arts at the Windham High School. Jared is an excellent clarinetist, pianist, and conductor.
He has outstanding experience and education with a wide range of musical styles and groups. Since becoming conductor of the Concert Band, Jared has had a tremendous impact on the band and the community with his unique combination of teaching ability, energy, music selection, and musical leadership. He has raised the band's performance level, attracted outstanding student and adult musicians of all ages, and presented powerful, dynamic performances.
|Windham's Swing Band Director is Rob Daisy. . |
Rob Daisy is a versatile woodwind musician whose performance styles range from hip-hop to flute sonatas to saxophone concertos and jazz combos. Mr. Daisy studied with Eric Kloss (saxophone), Pittsburgh Symphony members Thomas Thompson (clarinet) and Ethan Stang (flute), as well as Alberto Almarza (flute) while receiving his BFA in performance and teaching certification from Carnegie Mellon University.
For three years Mr. Daisy lived in Hawaii working with a variety of musical groups. He was a member of Hula Joe and the Hut Jumpers, which won a Na Hanohano Hoku award for Jazz Album of the Year 2000. Mr. Daisy was also a regular member of The Royal Hawaiian Band, the country’s only full-time municipal concert band. He performed numerous parts including all clarinet and saxophone positions. He also worked with The Motor City Angels, a 12-16 piece convention band featuring a choreographed horn section.
Traveling to Hamburg, Germany in 1993 afforded Mr. Daisy the opportunity to work in the pit orchestras of Sweet Charity and The Phantom of the Opera, and led to the position of lead alto player in the show bands of Holland America Cruise Lines.
Mr. Daisy has also enjoyed performing with the internationally acclaimed Pittsburgh Symphony. His favorite acts include Rosemary Clooney, The Platters, Marvin Hamlisch, and Patti LuPone. Mr. Daisy was recognizable to devotees of the Pittsburgh club scene from actively performing with local jazz, latin, and funk groups. He has played in numerous Pittsburgh pit orchestras, including Company, Bye Bye Birdie, Anything Goes, A Chorus Line, Brigadoon, Guys and Dolls, Pippin, and Annie. His stylistic flexibility has also been featured in work with Martha and the Vandellas, Peter Noone, Jim Nabors, The Guy Lombardo Orchestra, and the Jack Morgan Orchestra.
Currently living in Merrimack, New Hampshire, Mr. Daisy continues to perform with a variety of musical groups while keeping a busy private studio schedule.
|The continuing generosity of the Town of Windham, local area businesses, and individuals allows us to bring you quality, live music throughout the year. |
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