Want to play with us? Here’s how it works…

The First Coast Wind Symphony is a non-profit organization of volunteer musicians that serves as a cultural resource dedicated to providing outstanding performances of high quality wind literature. Membership in the ensemble is composed of musicians from Jacksonville and Northeast Florida, ranging in background from professional musicians and educators to business professionals and college students. First Coast Wind Symphony membership is open to any musician who completes a successful audition and agrees to the conditions of membership as stated in the bylaws. If you'd like to join the organization, please contact Personnel Manager Angela Muller at angelamuller@fcwinds.org

We welcome interested players on any band instrument.

Open auditions are scheduled on Tuesday, August 23, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. for the ensemble's 27th concert season, which begins September 6. The auditions will take place at Jacksonville University, 2800 University Blvd. North, Jacksonville. A second audition date will be held on December 15, 2016. The audition consists of a prepared work of your choice that best displays your ability. Prior band or orchestra experience is required.


FCWS playing with guest composers.

FCWS with composers Richard Saucedo (photo left) and Robert Sheldon (photo right).


FCWS playing with guest composers.

FCWS with soloist Hugh Rankin and composer James Curnow (photo left) and with composer David Holsinger (photo right).


FCWS playing with guest composers.

FCWS with composers Robert W. Smith (photo left) and Samuel Hazo (photo right).