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The First Coast Wind Ensemble is a non-profit organization of volunteer musicians that serves as a cultural resource dedicated to providing outstanding performances of high quality wind literature. Membership in the ensemble is composed of musicians from Jacksonville and Northeast Florida, ranging in background from professional musicians and educators to business professionals and college students. First Coast Wind Ensemble membership is open to any musician who completes a successful audition and agrees to the conditions of membership as stated in the bylaws. If you'd like to join the organization, please contact Personnel Manager Susan May


We welcome interested players on any band instrument.

Open auditions are scheduled on August 26, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. for the ensemble's 25th concert season, which begins September 2. The auditions will take place at Jacksonville University, 2800 University Blvd. North, Jacksonville. A second audition date will be held on December 9, 2014. The audition consists of a prepared work of your choice that best displays your ability. Prior band or orchestra experience is required.

fcwe with composer david holsinger

FCWE with composer David Holsinger

fcwe with composer david holsinger

FCWE with composer Richard Saucedo

FCWE Robert Sheldon Conducting

FCWE with composer Robert Sheldon

FCWE and soloist Hugh Rankin with composer James Curnow

FCWE and soloist Hugh Rankin with composer James Curnow