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The Ohio Capital Winds, a champion of wind ensemble music, performs classic repertoire from masters such as Holst, Sousa, Grainger, and Ohio's own Henry Fillmore. The musicianship of the ensemble's 30+ professional and semi-professional players is its hallmark. Concert programs appeal to a wide range of tastes, taking audiences on a journey that blends exuberant crescendos with moments of quiet contemplation. Mission of the Ohio Capital Winds: 
The purpose of this organization shall be to preserve and promote
the wind ensemble genre. In implementing this purpose,
the organization's goals shall be:

1. to educate our community in the history, structure, and repertoire of the wind ensemble genre;

2. to foster the musical education of young people, the future generation of adult musicians, through the presentation of concerts, clinics, and festivals;

3. to provide cultural enrichment and opportunities for our entire community;

4. to furnish a challenging musical outlet for local professional-level musicians; and

5. to perform a wide range of classic to contemporary wind ensemble literature by American and international composers.

 
  Booking Information
Ohio Capital Winds may be booked by contacting Catherine Hope-Cunningham at 614-292-0076 or
Hope-Cunningham.1 AT OSU.edu.
Fees for booking will be based upon the location, venue, length of program, requested literature and necessary equipment.
 
      About the conductor
Catherine Hope-Cunningham obtained a Bachelors Degree in Music Education from The Ohio State University in 1997. For eight years, she taught instrumental music in the Parochial Schools, Grandview Public, and most recently at the Wellington School in Upper Arlington. In 2003, she was the recipient of a fellowship at Ohio State, where she obtained a Masters Degree in Wind Conducting. Her primary conducting teachers include Dr. Russel Mikkelson and Professor Richard Blatti. She has completed supplementary studies in both orchestral and wind conducting.

In July 2006, Catherine joined the staff of Ohio State School of Music, and is now an admissions and recruiting officer for the College of the Arts and Humanities. She represents Ohio State University at college fairs across the country.

Catherine founded the Ohio Capital Winds in the summer of 2005, with the help and support of her husband, Todd Cunningham. They have a young son who aspires to play jazz saxophone.

 
             
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