Current membership in the ensemble includes musicians from Toledo, Newport, South Beach, Waldport, Ten Mile, and Florence. Many musicians also play in other musical groups such as Oregon Coast Chamber Orchestra, Yachats Big Band, Last Resort Players, Neewport PAC productions, Oregon Coast Recorder Society.
Many of us played music from childhood and continue to improve our abilities. A few members, however, began playing as adults and some just a few years ago. We are an all volunteer, non-audition band welcoming beginners and experts alike. We always welcome new members in all sections. If you or anyone you know might be interested in joining us, please contact one of the officers listed on the contact page. We rehearse on Monday evenings from 6:30 to 8:00 alternating between Siuslaw HS and Crestview Heights Middle School (Waldport) music rooms. We car pool as often as possible, so a ride is usually available.
Our season begins in mid-September and continues into June. We perform concerts in Florence and Waldport and the Performing Arts Center in Newport. We play annually for the Waldport High School graduation ceremony.
In years past, we have played for Rhody Days in Florence, Beachcomber Days in Waldport, and the La De Da celebration in Yachats.
The Pacific Coast Wind Ensemble is a non-profit 501 C (3) organization. Contact Treasurer, PCWE, 875 Ridgecrest Drive, Waldport, OR 97394.
The Ensemble is proud to contribute to the school music programs at Siuslaw and Waldport high schools.
Individual Contribution to PCWE are tax deductible. Thank you for your support.
The Pacific Wind Ensemble, a community band of the central Oregon coast, is presently composed of about 40 enthusiastic musicians who enjoy coming together to make music and share their music through local concerts.