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Free Mothers Day show from SWE
Silver Winds Ensemble
Savannah Arts Academy’s Silver Winds Ensemble will hold a free show on Mother’s Day at 3 p.m. at the Jewish Educational Alliance in Savannah. The JEA is on 5111 Abercorn, near the intersection with DeRenne Avenue. - photo by Photo provided

Savannah Arts Academy’s Silver Winds Ensemble will present a concert at the Jewish Educational Alliance (5111 Abercorn) on Sunday at 3 p.m.  

The concert is free and open to the public.

The Silver Winds Ensemble has earned consecutive Superior Ratings at the Georgia Music Educators Association Performance Evaluation Festival and Shamrock Music Festival in Dublin, Georgia since the opening of Savannah Arts in 1998.

SWE most recently traveled to Troy University after being invited to perform for the Southeastern United States Honor Band Clinic. Many SWE alumni are now attending universities and conservatories.

Each year, SWE members audition and are selected to the Governor’s Honors Program, various university honor bands, Georgia Music Educators Association District 1 honor band, GMEA all-state jazz and GMEA concert band. The Georgia House of Representatives and Senate has commended Silver Winds on several occasions in the area of performance.  

Michael Hutchinson, SWE's conductor, now in his 25th year of teaching, was named Savannah Arts Academy’s 2000 teacher of the year. He is a graduate of VanderCook School of Music and Troy State University has directed Silver Winds since the opening of Savannah Arts Academy.