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Loudoun Symphonic Winds


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Loudoun Symphonic Winds is a community-based concert band that has become one of the area's most exciting musical ensembles since its formation in 1994. LSW includes both professional and dedicated amateur musicians. Our goal is to give the Loudoun community and its neighbors an opportunity to play and hear the best of yesterday's and today's concert band music.

We cover a wide spectrum of music from classic marches and orchestral transcriptions to Broadway songs and holiday favorites. The band showcases new compositions from the best of today's band composers and brings you exciting guest soloists. LSW has entertained and delighted audiences throughout the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. Our ensembles also perform at major local events such as the July 4th celebrations at Franklin Park.

Additionally, we are a member of the Association of Concert Bands.

For more than 30 years, we have provided performance opportunities for Loudoun County residents as well as nearby communities

  • We support music education for institutions such as Loudoun County Public Schools.
    • Collaborative workshops with acclaimed artists such as the Canadian Brass.
    • Continuing Education Credits for LCPS music teachers.
  • County-wide events for Loudoun County, such as the fireworks celebration at Franklin Park in Purcellville, VA every Independence Day for the past 25 years.
  • Annual Toys for Tots events for the past 15 years; all collected toys are donated to the 25,000 needy children in Loudoun County.
  • Performances at retirement communities such as Ashby Ponds Senior Living.
    Musical support for communities such as Christ the Redeemer Roman Catholic Church in Sterling, VA.

We are an all-inclusive organization, whose diverse membership includes retirees, government workers and executives, music teachers, students, recent college graduates, people from all walks of life. We support diversity in all forms.

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Membership Information

We are a community band in the truest sense. We are a flat organization. All members are considered equal contributors. We do not have chair rankings or principal player positions. The parts you may play can vary between concerts, depending on the needs of the section balanced with your wishes. The only hierarchy that exists is the Music Director, who makes all musical decisions – and the Board – who manages the organization’s operations.

We expect members to demonstrate maturity, understanding the expectation is that you should be capable of performing the music we program.

Band Announcements

We will not share your information with anyone. We communicate two ways:

Membership Fees

Per season, we ask for a Membership Fee in the amount of $50 to help fund our operation. For continuing members, the Membership Fee is due with beginning of the new season. For new members, the Membership Fee is due upon joining the band. If you join us after January 1st, the amount for the season is reduced to $25.

We ask new members to make a commitment after performing one concert with us. If you need your Membership Fee to be waived due to financial hardship, please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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We rehearse on Tuesday evenings, 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. 

We do expect that you work on your music at home and that you bring a professional attitude to our rehearsals.

Even though Loudoun Symphonic Winds is an all-volunteer concert band, we can only provide a satisfying musical experience if our members commit to regularly attending rehearsals, dress rehearsals, and performances.

If you cannot make a rehearsal, please let your Section Leader know. Section Leaders track the attendance of their section members. The overall rule is that dress rehearsal attendance is mandatory and that you do not miss more than two rehearsals for a performance.

If you miss more than two rehearsals or the dress rehearsal, please inform your Section Leader who will communicate with the Conductor. The Conductor will make the determination as to whether you can play the concert. The Conductor’s determination will be based on the section’s needs.  

Section Leaders

Every section has a Section Leader. The Section Leader is your immediate contact person for all matters concerning the band and your direct line of communication. If you are new to the band, please introduce yourself to your Section Leader and share your contact information with him/her.

Section Leaders serve solely as administrators: Section Leaders do not make musical decisions. Section Leaders confirm the section roster for each concert. They coordinate the distribution of parts. If in question, they defer to the Conductor concerning any questions regarding the equitable distribution of parts. They monitor rehearsal and performance attendance and resolve issues that may arise within the section. 

Should issues arise among members in the section that the Section Leader is unable to resolve, they will contact the Business Manager. 

Administrative Officers

The Board currently has appointed officers for the following roles and duties:

  • Music Director
  • Business Manager
  • Treasurer
  • Librarian
  • Marketing Director
  • Web Master / Graphic Artist
  • Stage Manager
  • Door Sales / Concessions
  • Fundraising 

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Opportunities exist in abundance. Please consider to be involved in the operation of Loudoun Symphonic Winds. Talk to the Business Manager or any Board Member if you or family and friends are interested to help.  

Music Director

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Dr. Gilbert C. Corella

Music Director and Principal Conductor


Dr. Gilbert Corella has been with the Loudoun Symphonic Winds since 1999, conducting more than 200 performances. 

He began his musical career as a tubist with the United States Air Force Band. As a member of the Ceremonial Brass, he participated in a broad spectrum of ceremonies, ranging from State arrivals at the White House to full honors funerals at Arlington National Cemetery. His duties expanded as he became a drum major, performed as a soloist and conducted other components of the Air Force Band.

During his career, he moved into an administrative role as the Director of the Air Force Band’s Chamber Series program. His role with The USAF Band continued to expand when he accepted duties as a public affairs specialist and later becoming the Director of Special Events. With these responsibilities, he managed radio and television productions and represented the Air Force at major music conferences throughout the U.S. A strong believer in effective communication, he fostered partnerships with civilian and other military organizations, promoting the Air Force’s mission to inspire national pride. He retired in 2010 after serving 25 years.

In his civilian capacity, Dr. Corella began an instrumental ensemble program at what was then Charles County Community College (today the College of Southern Maryland). He also served as the Tuba/Euphonium Professor at George Washington University (Washington, D.C.) from 1999-2019 and has been the Music Director for Loudoun Symphonic Winds since 1999.

An advocate for music education, Dr. Corella founded the Serapis Foundation in 2003. Its mission is to educate and stimulate awareness on the diversity of musical expression. The foundation serves as a vehicle to recruit professional musicians to inspire future generations, targeting the diverse and economically challenged.

He has recorded on several compact discs, including The Bear (Unnatural Ax); Side by Side, A Klezmer Service, National Taptoe, and Tower Music.

His education includes a Bachelor of Arts from the Catholic University of America; a Masters of Arts in conducting and performance from George Mason University; and a Doctorate of Musical Arts from the Catholic University of America as the first-ever graduate in tuba performance.

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