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Operational for 6 seasons, The Upper Chesapeake Wind Ensemble was a flexible instrumentation ensemble dedicated to  providing players and community members with excellent performances of the best music for winds, from both the chamber and full wind ensemble repertoire. Its purpose was to showcase the talented wind and percussion players who live in the Upper Chesapeake region, and to do it's part in helping to foster vibrant musical communities. 
UCWE's model included 2-4 rehearsals per cycle, with 2-3 concerts per season. 
Past Programs
Beethoven: March in F
Hindemith: Geschwindmarsch
Strauss: Serenade
German drinking songs (Brass Quintet)
Bach: O mensch, Bewein Dein Sunde Gross
Krenek: 3 Merry Marches
"Songs of the Land"
Stravinsky: Song of the Volga Boatmen
Grainger: Lincolnshire Posy
Wagner/Votta: Trauermusik
Copland: Variations on a Shaker Melody
Sibelius: Preludio
Mozart: Gran Partita
Beethoven: Siegessinfonie
"Old Wine in New Bottles"
Jacob: Old Wind in New Bottles
Weill: Little Three Penny Music
Susan/Dunnigan: Selections from 'The Dansereye'
Grainger: Molly on the Shore
Mendelssohn: Noturno
Gounod: Petite Symphonie
Grainger: Irish Tune from County Derry 
"Down a Country Lane"
Strauss: Serenade Op. 7
Stravinsky: Octet, I.
Copland: Down a Country Lane
Grainger: Shepherd's Hey
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