Carolinas Wind Orchestra Sponsor-a-Stand Campaign

CWO is sponsoring a campaign to purchase new music stands. Our band is so large, usually 90 performing members, we often have difficulty finding enough stands to use for rehearsals and performances; some of those we do locate have seen better days. Given governmental budgetary restrictions for universities over the last several years, new equipment purchases have been drastically restricted. CWO would like to help Winthrop’s music department in a mutually beneficial purchase of 24 new music stands and two new music stand carts ($1300 total).

There are three donation levels specifically for this campaign.

1$1 - $49Website recognition until the end of the campaign
2$50 - $99Above + Spring Concert program recognition
3$100 +Above + Photo taken with stands and placed on CWO Facebook page

Additional Details

  • Gifts may be made through the Donation Page. Be sure to indicate “Sponsor-a-Stand” in the memo.
  • If we do not raise the entire amount, we will use whatever funds are earned towards the purchase of stands.
  • If we raise more than what we need, the remainder of the money will go to CWO.
  • Recognition for this campaign is separate from regular donations to CWO.

Thank you for your help in this project!

CWO Conductors

The Carolinas Wind Orchestra (CWO) Board and members extend their heartfelt thanks and congratulations to Drs. William Malambri and Stanley Michalski as they retire from their respective roles as CWO music director and associate conductor. Dr. Malambri founded CWO’s predecessor organization, the Olde English Wind Ensemble in 1996. Dr. Michalski joined the CWO in 2000.

Dr. Lorrie CrochetCrochet, Director of Bands at Winthrop University, has been named the CWO Music Director by the CWO Board. Dr. Crochet has guest conducted with CWO and performed on trumpet with the ensemble. Dr. Crochet’s new position with CWO demonstrates Winthrop University’s continuing strong support of the CWO. As emeritus CWO conductors, Drs. Malambri and Michalski will continue to advise the ensemble and make occasional appearances on the podium. The CWO is an adult community concert band based at Winthrop University with approximately 90 members from metropolitan Charlotte.

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