First Coast Symphony


May 4, 2019

The musical crown jewel of Florida returns with about 50 musicians playing a variety of music, including a piece by John Williams, as an exciting climax to our 60th season.

First Coast Wind Symphony Website


“It was my pleasure to work with the First Coast Wind Symphony, a superb community of musicians and a first-rate organization.”

Frank Ticheli, Feb. 2018

“If one had the opportunity to attend a round-table discussion with composers Sam Hazo, Robert W. Smith, James Curnow, Robert Sheldon, Richard Saucedo, David Holsinger, and Mark Camphouse, it would most likely prove to be a very spirited exchange of seven decidedly different points of view regarding virtually all aspects of the creative process. But there would, most assuredly, be unanimous agreement on this important point: recognizing and saluting the significant musical achievements and educationally enriching activities of the First Coast Wind Symphony … a first-rate ensemble that is clearly emerging as a key player in the American community band movement. And to Artie Clifton: bravo sir, on your artistic vision, superb musicianship, and dedication to enhancing the cultural vibrancy of the greater Jacksonville community.”

Mark Camphouse, Feb. 2017