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The trill of woodwinds . . . the blare of brass . . . the pop of percussion . . .


These are some of the sounds that combine to create orchestral music, one of the most thrilling art forms on earth — a whole that is greater than the sum of its parts. But each instrument is fascinating in its own right — a small piece of the puzzle that adds a distinctive touch to the big picture of a musical selection. Exploring those individual sounds — then bringing them all together for a profoundly unique experience — is the premise of North Augusta’s annual PRISM Concert, presented by the Savannah River Winds.


Just as a prism breaks light into its component colors, so a PRISM concert separates the wind ensemble into its component sections. At the beginning of the concert, the various instrumental sections of the ensemble will perform separately, allowing the audience to hear the various ‘colors.’ A musical selection or two will be performed by each of the band’s sections, such as the percussion, trumpets, trombones or woodwinds. Then, the full ensemble will perform several selections demonstrating the sounds associated with the combination of the individual groups.

Richard D. Brasco, director of the Savannah River Winds, will serve as conductor. For more information about the Savannah River Winds, visit