The Austin Civic Wind Ensemble (ACWE) is Austin’s oldest community band, and has been performing public concerts free of charge since its inception in 1975.ACWE encourages Austin musicians, from high school students to senior citizens, who in many cases haven’t played since high school or college, to return to music. Membership is audition-free, and open to all, without regard to gender, race, or religion. Performances are promoted in accessible public spaces, where they serve as an open
The Austin Creative Alliance is funded in part by the City of Austin through the Economic Development Department's Cultural Arts Division and by grants from Texas Commission on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts which believes that a great nation deserves great art. The Creative Alliance also receives generous in-kind support from CreateAustin, and Time Warner Cable News. We are also grateful for the ongoing support and participation of our members and patrons.