GREENFIELD — The Brandywine Wind celebrates the lingering chill with mid-winter concert at 7 p.m. Friday at the H.J. Ricks Centre for the Arts, 122 W. Main St. The concert showcases some of the individual talent of some of the band members through music ranging from Bach to Bernstein. Tickets are $5 at the door.

Guests lead the way

The Brandywine Wind will draw from its fellowship of band directors and music teachers to conduct throughout the concert. The guest conductors include Gary Davis, Jerry Bell, Larry Gull, Don Connelly and Paul Bork. All are members of the band.

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Soloists take stage

In keeping with the theme of featuring talent within the group, musical numbers will feature solos from Xelphia Pierce (bassoon), Gary Davis (French horn), Cindy Gregory (alto sax), and Mike Morrow will perform a solo from “Trumpeter’s Lullaby.”

Viewers get comfy

Although the members of the Brandywine Wind will be on stage in white shirts and black pants, the dress code for the winter concert is strictly casual. Yes, it’s a concert band, and yes, classical music will be played — but it’s OK to wear your jeans.

Musicians may join

If you ever played an instrument, in college or high school or even middle school, the Brandywine Wind is looking for you. There are no dues or membership fees – just music and fun.

For more information, email Jerry Bell at or call 317-652-2033.

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Christine Schaefer is arts editor and editorial assistant at the Daily Reporter. She can be reached at 317-477-3222 or