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2006 (CBDA Fresno)

The LA Winds was invites to perform at the 49th annual conference of the California Band Directors Association, held in Fresno, California. The band traveled to Fresno on Friday February 17th and had a band banquet at one of the famous Basque restaurants in Fresno. Later that evening, we attended performances by the Wind Ensemble of California State University, Long Beach and the Boston Brass.

Our performance on Saturday morning featured soloists Larry Zalkind,principal trombone, Utah Symphony and LA based studio and recording artist, Gary Herbig, a member of the LA Winds.  Our program for this performance was:

  • Cartoon Suite (Animatus Eventus) composed by our own Charles Fernandez
  • The Blue Bells of Scotland – Arthyr Pryor, Larry Zalkind, trombone
  • Concerto Quasi Improvisando – James Domine, Gary Herbig, alto saxophone
  • Finale from Symphony No. 3 - Gustav Mahler
  • Les trios notes du Japan – Toshio Mashima

After our performance, we were able to visit the exhibits, instrument manufacturers and music publishers.