METROPOLITAN WIND SYMPHONY INC

Rating: 4.85 stars   20 reviews

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Location: 62 Mossdale Rd Jamaica Plain MA 02130 USA

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Rating: 3 stars  

Had the pleasure of enjoying performances of this fine group of musicians over the past few years. They have made me aware of music and composers that are new to me.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Musical education and entertainment

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Find ways to expand their audience

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Rating: 5 stars  

The Metropolitan Wind Symphony Inc has been a source of wonderful music for my friends and me. We have loved attending concerts at both indoor and outdor locations. LIstening to the clear tones of the Metropolitan Wind Sympjony, whether a quiet solo or a more powerful ensemble piece, has stirred our emotions. Thank goodness for the musicians who put in hours of practice for the public's enjoyment. The Metropolitan Wind Symphony deserves support. Please help the Metropolitan Wind Sympnony Inc continue to bring their music so that the lives of the public can be enriched with such high quality concerts.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

attending their concerts and listening to their music. I have always been so pleased with the music that I have encouraged my friend to attend.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

advertise on a broader scale.

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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

I greatly enjoy the concerts by the Metropolitan Wind Symphony. The programs are a great mix of traditional concert band music and some contemporary music. I think it is especially notable that the group commissions the composition of new works for concert band which the MSO performs.

Mr. Buckley's comments add a lot to the performances. He gives brief and good historical and insightful comments about the pieces performed. He makes the audience feel very welcome.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Attending MSO concerts in Lexington

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Keep up the great work. I love the programs as presented.

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Rating: 5 stars  

The Metropolitan Wind Symphony is an incredible group of musicians. Their free concerts in the summer help bring art to young and old, rich and poor as well as encouraging young musicians with their scholarship competition. There are several things which are unique about this community gem. A large majority of the participants are current or retired music educators from the public school system. They continue to give back by inspiring and entertaining the local communities. The other part of the MWS that is captivating is that they seek out and often commission new works or new arrangements to be composed. I really love getting the opportunity to hear new music from new artists.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Pure enjoyment

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Give them more funding so their indoor concerts could be free or discounted so more people could enjoy them.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Likely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

How did you learn about this organization?

Went to a free concert during the summer and then I was hooked.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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Rating: 5 stars  

The Metropolitan Wind Symphony concerts are truly wonderful. Along with the lectures prior to the concerts, the audience enjoys a musical learning experience by the broad and eclectic choices of music performed. One's concept of band music is augmented by the sophisticated selections performed by outstanding volunteer musicians.
Hearing and seeing young students playing next to seasoned adults is a heartening experience. There is tremendous respect for each other among all of the players, along with great humor shared by all.

We travel from the South Shore to Lexington for the concert series and look forward to every concert. How lucky we are to have this wonderful symphony available to us!

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I've increased my knowledge of music by attending all the concerts for several years. I have found the Metropolitan Wind Symphony to be an extremely talented group of musicians who enhance the concert experience over and over. I hope that all communities will have the chance to attend their concerts.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would like to see funding increased so that more concerts could be given throughout the year. I'd like to see funding increased to make this possible.

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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

The Metropolitan Wind Symphony (MWS) is quite simply the best band I've ever heard. I have attended their concerts for more than 25 years and have rarely been disappointed. The caliber of the musicianship and the program selections are consistently good but somehow still seem to improve every year. The current conductor, Lewis Buckley, is excellent. He brings a high level of knowledge and great enthusiasm to every concert. I particularly enjoy his pre-concert talks which are always informative and typically alert us to some special nuance in one of the pieces to be performed.



I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

enjoying scores of wonderful band concerts.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

expand their outdoor season to more venues.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 4 stars  

I was excited when my son (a public school music teacher) told me he had auditioned for and then been accepted by the Metropolitan Wind Symphony as a saxophone player. Part of my excitement was due to his. He had told me that the group is outstanding musically and not easy to get into. Part of my initial excitement also came, however, from having heard the group when my son performed a solo with them as a high school student.

When I have heard the group perform recently, now with my son in the sax section, my excitement only increased. What excellent performances I have heard! Difficult music, tight playing, and lots of enthusiasm and enjoyment from performers as well.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

hearing their fine concerts.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Contribute a larger monetary donation to them than I already do to help them become even stronger.

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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

Exceptional musicianship and intelligent and entertaining programming have kept me coming back to this top-tier wind ensemble season after season. Its not just 'Thunder and Lightning' with these folks! Listening to it develop over the past decade has definitely been exciting!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Knowing the musicians personally and understanding their enthusiasm for and dedication to their craft

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

It all sounds good to me!

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