Wind Ensemble consists of secondary school-aged woodwind, brass and percussion players seeking musical challenges in an advanced wind band. Conductor David Law programs classic works for wind orchestra (E.g. Holst and Vaughan Williams No.5 Suites), Australian works by composers such as Hultgren and Grainger, and new, contemporary works for band. In 2019, WE will play in three Concerts at Twilight at the Old Museum Concert Hall, various workshops and special events, and the QYO Finale Concert at QPAC.
- 70-member wind orchestra
- Intermediate & advanced wind orchestra repertoire
- Conductor: David Law (since 2009)
- Rehearsals: Fridays 6.00pm-8.30pm at the Old Museum Building
- Sectional tutorials: on selected Fridays during rehearsal times
- Weekend music camp: Luther Heights, Fri 8 to Sun 10 Feb 2019
- Min. AMEB Grade 4 (guide only)
- Maximum age limit as at 31 December 2019: 18 years
- Flute (9), piccolo (1)
- Clarinet Bb (18), soprano clarinet (1), alto clarinet (1), bass clarinet (2)
- Oboe (2), bassoon (2)
- Alto saxophone (2), tenor saxophone (1), baritone saxophone (1)
- French horn (5), trumpet (8), trombone (6), euphonium (2), tuba (2)
- Double bass (2)
- Percussion (8)
2018 is David Law’s tenth year as the conductor of the Wind Ensemble. David began his journey with Queensland Youth Orchestras in 1997 as a member of the Wind Ensemble, and from 1999 to 2003, held the principal euphonium chair in the Wind Symphony. This began his passion and enthusiasm for community music-making. David studied Euphonium at the Queensland University of Technology.
David has worked as Music Director, Conductor and Pianist with various organisations throughout Brisbane and has trained in Music Direction at the multiple-Tony Award©-winning Goodspeed Musical Theatre Institute in Connecticut, USA. With Ignatians Musical Theatre Society, David worked as Conductor for CATS, as well as repetiteur for Les Misérables, West Side Story and Songbirds. He was also Musical Director and Conductor for Into the Woods and the ShowStoppers concert series. With Harvest Rain Theatre Company, David conducted their 25th Anniversary Concert. More recently, David has worked with Oscar Theatre Company as Musical Director for the Queensland premieres of [title of show] (Brisbane Powerhouse), Spring Awakening and Next to Normal (QPAC).
In 2016, David was an invited clinician, instructor and conductor for Queensland Music Festival’s Cape York Instrumental Program. He has regularly directed the Wind Ensemble as part of Griffith University’s State Honours Ensemble Program in Central and North Queensland, and is a sectional lecturer with the University of Queensland Symphony Orchestra. David has adjudicated at state and national competitions including the West Australian School’s Concert Band Festival and Queensland’s MusicFest.
In addition to conducting the Queensland Wind Orchestra, Brisbane Philharmonic Orchestra, Brisbane’s Westside Orchestra and various school honour bands and workshops across Queensland, David is currently Head of Performance Music at Redeemer Lutheran College.