Perimeter College Community Wind Ensemble was
founded in the fall of 1967 with 8 members as the DeKalb College Band at
DeKalb Community College, directed by Dr. Thomas Anderson. The band was
invited to many regional and national conventions throughout the
southeast. Throughout its almost 50 years history GPC Community Wind Ensemble has
established strong connection with the local community providing it with
high quality music performances and great entertainment.
Besides its first director, Dr. Anderson, GPC Wind
Ensemble was also lead by such great directors as Mike McClary, Greg
McLean, and Alan Barbee.
Perimeter College Community Wind Ensemble
performs under the direction of
Mr. Slava Michael Prudchenko.
From the time Mr. Prudchenko took the podium, he rebuilt this
group from the ground up. Starting with only six members, the Wind
Ensemble has risen to almost 50 current members. Under the direction
of Slava Michael Prudchenko the Wind Ensemble has performed numerous
concerts at the Cole Auditorium in Clarkston, GA as well as at other
venues throughout Metro Atlanta.
Today, as a community outreach vehicle of
the Perimeter College, the Community Wind Ensemble is dedicated to the performance
of standard as well as new works for the wind ensemble at the
surrounding venues. Its membership includes
students, high & junior high
local school students, professional musicians, amateurs, teachers,
faculty, and local community residents.
To see a
list of works
Wind Ensemble has recently performed please