Loudoun Community Band, Inc.
The mission of the Loudoun Community Band, Inc. is to bring satisfying musical experiences to its members and audiences. The Loudoun Community Band is a non-profit organization in the public interest. We provide opportunities for adults to give the gift of music to their neighbors, and for the public at large to enjoy musical performance at nominal charge. As an umbrella musical service organization, the Loudoun Community Band, Inc. fields two large and several smaller ensembles, including the Loudoun Symphonic Winds, the Loudoun Jazz Ensemble, the Loudoun Brass Quintet, and others.
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 1993. 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.
Dr. Gilbert Corella
Musical Director & Principal Conductor
Having served 25 years with the United States Air Force Band, Dr. Corella continues to perform as a soloist and clinician at colleges and universities throughout the United States. He is currently the tuba-euphonium professor at George Washington University and Principal Conductor of the Loudoun Symphonic Winds since 1999. In 2005 he founded and currently serves as the Executive Director of the Serapis Foundation, whose mission is to promote music education and appreciation.
He joined the United States Air Force Band, Washington D.C., in October 1985 and retired in November 2010. Beginning his career as a tubist with the Ceremonial Brass, he participated in a broad spectrum of ceremonies in the nation's Capital region, ranging from State arrivals at the White House to full honor funerals at Arlington National Cemetery. He also performed as a soloist and conducted other components of the United States Air Force Band, such as the Concert Band, Chamber Orchestra and the Chamber Players. Later, he served as the Director of the Air Force Band’s Chamber Players Series, Deputy Director of the Band’s Public Affairs office, and finally as the Director of Special events. In that role he planned, coordinated and directed all major Air Force Band community relations events, such as participation in national and state education conferences, collaborations with major celebrities, and radio and television productions. Dr. Corella developed and fostered relationships with organizations such as Maryland Public Television, Booze Allen Hamilton, George Washington University, major artist management companies and state educational organizations to promote the Air Force mission through music.
Dr. Corella’s education includes four years at the University of Texas at Austin; a Bachelor of Music degree from Catholic University; a Master of Arts degree in Conducting and Performance from George Mason University; and a Doctorate of Musical Arts degree from the Catholic University of America, as the school’s first-ever graduate in tuba performance.
His private instructors were Air Force Colonel (retired) Arnald Gabriel; Anthony Maeillo, Director of Instrumental Conducting at George Mason University; Dave Fedderly, principal tubist with the Baltimore Symphony; Milton Stevens, principal trombonist with the National Symphony; Steve Bryant, tuba professor at the University of Texas at Austin; Ben Gucik, principal tubist with the Tulsa Philharmonic; and John Holland Wanner, noted embouchure specialist from Las Vegas, NV.
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Loudoun Community Band, Inc., P. O. Box 1884, Leesburg, VA 20177