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The Los Alamos Community Winds, a wind ensemble made up of members of the Los Alamos community, was recently awarded second place in The American Prize Competition.
The group is comprises both amateur and professional musicians of all ages and backgrounds from middle and high school students to retirees.
They perform four to five formal concerts each season with repertoire ranging from orchestral transcriptions to original band works, marches, film music and Broadway.
They also perform at civic functions such as the 4th of July fireworks celebrations.
The American Prize is a series of new, non-profit national competitions providing cash awards, professional adjudication and regional, national and international recognition for the best recorded performances of music by ensembles and individuals each year in the United States at the professional, college/university, church, community and secondary school levels. Administered by Hat City Music Theater, Inc., a nonprofit organization based in Danbury, Conn., The American Prize was founded in 2009 and is awarded annually.
The competitions of The American Prize are open to all U.S. citizens, whether living in this country or abroad and to others currently living, working and/or studying in the United States of America, its protectorates and territories.