History

From a concert in the 1980s

The Austin Civic Wind Ensemble formed in 1974, a time when there were very few options for community music in Austin.  Key figures at the time were conductor Bill Whitworth and Austin High School band director, Corky Robinson.  The first concert occurred May 25, 1975 at Wooldridge Park. 

Complete concert history

Conductors

2005 - present Robert Laguna
Assistant conductor, 1997 - 2005
Fall, 2005 John Whitwell
2003 - May, 2005 Paul Crockett
September, 1997 - April, 2003 Richard Glasscock
July, 1990 - August, 1997 Stan Beard
Interim conductor Spring, 1984 and Spring, 1985
Assistant conductor during the 1980's
April, 1988 - December, 1989 John Rice
August, 1987 - March, 1988 Tracy McElroy
Assistant conductor September, 1986 - 1987
September, 1986 - July, 1987 Gary Slechta
1985 - 1986 Leroy Osmon
1985 Joe Adams
September, 1984 - 1985 LaFalco "Corky" Robinson
1974 (or 1975) - April, 1984 Bill Whitworth
Founding conductor

Programs archive

This archive includes PDFs of our printed programs from 1984 to the present.

Photos from the 1980s

Photos from the 1990s

Recent Recordings

Older Recordings