Lakeshore Wind Ensemble

Meet the Lakeshore Wind Ensemble!

Why does your organization love Manitowoc County?: Bringing music to Manitowoc County and the lakeshore for the last 34 years has been a both gratifying and pure enjoyment for the members of the UW-Manitowoc Lakeshore Wind Ensemble. Manitowoc County is filled with amazing and talented musicians of all ages. We have members that have played with the wind ensemble since its inception in 1987 and numerous students have “come home” to the wind ensemble after completing their degrees at a four-year university. We love how the Manitowoc community supports music on the lakeshore – Music Unites Us!

Positive experience: Lakeshore Wind Ensemble Association promotes young adult musicians in various ways. Each year we present cash awards to recognize excellence in music performance to UW-Manitowoc students that are members of Lakeshore Wind Ensemble. The Arendt Family UW-Manitowoc Foundation LWEA Talentship was established in 1988 and has since presented 147 awards.

In addition, the LWEA held its 27th Young Artist Competition this past November and awarded a $1,500, $1,000 and $750 scholarship to the top three performers. We are honored to support these young musicians in their musical endeavors.

Favorite thing about Manitowoc County: Manitowoc has so many opportunities for musicians both young and old. Whether you are a professional musician, music educator, student or community member who enjoys playing; the lakeshore has several performance groups that allow all musical abilities to play and learn together. The Lakeshore Wind Ensemble Association has honored many of the musicians that have performed in these groups. The Wesley Teply Community Service Award in the Arts was established in 1999 and is presented at the Lakeshore Wind Ensemble March concert. This award serves to recognize people who substantially contribute to the arts in the greater Manitowoc area.

Lakeshore Wind Ensemble has been providing musical experiences on the Lakeshore since 1987. The ensemble presents six concerts each year in October, December, January, March and May at the Capitol Civic Center and a free concert in July at the Two Rivers Central Park Bandshell. Lakeshore Big Band presents three concerts each year in November, January and April. For more information visit Like us on FB (Lakeshore Wind Ensemble).