PO Box 9893, Austin, TX 78766
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 invitation for all to attend ACWE concerts or rehearsals.Membership provides a lifelong creative learning opportunity to Austin musicians. The rehearsal and performance of challenging classical and ensemble music gives ACWE members the opportunity to improve ensemble playing abilities, enhance their technical proficiency, increase their knowledge of music history, and spend time with other musicians in the community.
This project is funded and supported in part by a grant from the Texas Commission on the Arts and in part by the City of Austin Economic Development Department/Cultural Arts Division believing an investment in the Arts is an investment in Austin’s future. Visit Austin at NowPlayingAustin.com.