Star Wars! LSWO celebrates John Williams!

Star Wars! LSWO celebrates John Williams!

The Lone Star Wind Orchestra Board and leadership made the difficult and cautious decision to postpone the January 30th concert due to moving variables with the COVID-19 Omicron variant. They collectively decided the risk of proceeding far outweighed the benefit. The LSWO is currently looking at alternative dates and locations to reschedule. Please check back… Read More

Musician Spotlight: Keith Packman

Musician Spotlight: Keith Packman

  Keith Packman has had an active freelance career in the Dallas-Fort Worth area for the past decade. He can regularly be heard performing with various ensembles around DFW and is an active member of the Lone Star Wind Orchestra. Also, a specialist in chamber music, Keith is a part of two professional tuba-euphonium quartets.… Read More

Musician Spotlight: Veronica Mascaro

Musician Spotlight: Veronica Mascaro

Veronica E. Mascaro is a former Teaching Fellow at the University of North Texas, where she was a doctoral student under the tutelage of Dr. James Scott and Professor Terri Sundberg. Ms. Mascaro is a past member of the North Texas Wind Symphony and current member with the Lone Star Wind Orchestra. Originally from Philadelphia,… Read More

Omar Thomas Joins the LSWO in November

Omar Thomas Joins the LSWO in November

The Lone Star Wind Orchestra opens the 2021-2022 concert season featuring music by acclaimed composer Omar Thomas. The LSWO returns to Moody Performance Hall on Sunday, November 7, 2021 at 3pm for a program titled “Come Sunday with Omar Thomas.” Led by Music Director Eugene Migliaro Corporon, the LSWO will perform Omar Thomas’s Come Sunday… Read More

Musician Spotlight: Eric Hessel

Musician Spotlight: Eric Hessel

Originally from Colorado Springs, Dr. Eric Hessel joined LSWO in 2016, shortly after beginning his doctoral studies in horn at the University of North Texas. Hessel currently serves as Adjunct Professor of Horn at Texas Wesleyan University in Fort Worth and at Austin College in Sherman, also performing with the Sherman Symphony Orchestra. Prior to… Read More

Conversations with Music Greats

Conversations with Music Greats

LONE STAR CONVERSATIONS is an exciting new web series made in response to COVID-19 and our inability to meet in person as a full ensemble. This web series is comprised of five interviews with the industry’s leading composers and conductors. Our panel of Frank Ticheli, John Mackey, Julie Giroux, Omar Thomas, and Ian Weinberger represent a diverse, fun,… Read More

Virtual Performances This Fall

Virtual Performances This Fall

The Lone Star Wind Orchestra is partnering with the St. Philip’s School and Community Center to provide virtual performances for all to enjoy free of charge. Starting November 6th, join the LSWO on Fridays at noon via their Facebook page or YouTube channel for a new virtual performance each week. “As arts groups are challenged… Read More

Four Scholarships Awarded this Spring

Four Scholarships Awarded this Spring

The Lone Star Wind Orchestra is committed to awarding each year, through the “Music Changing Lives Scholarship” program, scholarships to graduating high school band students pursuing a higher education.  Making a difference and changing people’s lives through music is a dream the Lone Star Wind Orchestra founders had when starting the organization in 2006.  Each… Read More

Andrew Trachsel Returns Home

Andrew Trachsel Returns Home

In the inaugural 2006-2007 season of the Lone Star Wind Orchestra, Andrew Trachsel was one of the organization’s first assistant conductors. He conducted on multiple occasions including stepping in for the ailing John Whitwell to lead the final concert of the season, “Pictures at an Exhibition.” Since that time, Andrew Trachsel has gone on to… Read More

Soprano Alfrelynn J. Roberts to sing with the LSWO

Soprano Alfrelynn J. Roberts to sing with the LSWO

Soprano Alfrelynn J. Roberts will join the Lone Star Wind Orchestra on Sunday, September 22nd for a concert paying tribute to gospel, hymns, and spirituals. We asked Alfrelynn to tell us a little bit about herself… I have always lived in two different worlds; the arts and nonprofit/business. Since graduate school [Northwestern University, MM-Vocal Performance;… Read More

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