The Florida Wind Band will present a concert on May 7, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. in the new USF School of Music Concert Hall. “Siete de Mayo: A Tribute to Tampa’s Heritage” will feature an evening of Hispanic music ranging from classical to contemporary. Special guest conductor for the evening is Maestro Joseph Kreines, a legendary composer and clinician well known to musicians throughout the state of Florida and across the country. Your Cinco de Mayo celebration will be extended and concluded with a climactic experience when you hear a tango or a paso doble played by the Florida Wind Band on Siete de Mayo!
Founded in 2007, the Florida Wind Band is America’s newest professional wind band and the only professional wind band in Florida. The Florida Wind Band is committed to providing high quality public performances of the very best in wind band literature, seeking to preserve the wind band musical heritage and to expand the repertoire with the premiere of new compositions. The goal of the FWB is to provide entertainment and artistic stimulation for Tampa Bay’s residents and visitors, many of whom have had experience in school bands and have known this experience to be life changing.