Community Winds Nominated for American Prize in Band/Wind Ensemble Performance

Los Alamos Connuity Winds perform at Ashley Pond Park. File photo

LACW News:

The Los Alamos Community Winds has been selected as a finalist for The American Prize in Band/Wind Ensemble Performance, 2014.

This is the second time in three years, LACW has made it into the finals for the American Prize. The winners, runners-up and any citation recipients will be selected in September.

The American Prize celebrates American excellence in the performing arts. TAP sponsors a series of annual, national, non-profit competitions, selecting the best recorded performances of music in the United States by individuals and ensembles at professional, college/university, church, community and secondary school levels. TAP provides cash awards, professional adjudication and regional, national and international recognition to composers, conductors, ensembles, vocalists, pianists, chamber musicians and stage directors.

The American Prize has awarded more than $25,000 in all categories since 2010, and has welcomed applications from 46 U.S. states and from American citizens living throughout the world. Complete information about the competitions is available at Recent winners and additional background may be found at