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 Crochet, 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.