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Our Holiday concert is... 

December 9th, 7:30 pm at Sandler Center for the Arts!

The 2019 Free Summer Concert Schedule
Concert Dates and Venues are Confirmed! 
Join us for our 34th Season!

The 2019 Free Summer Concert Season 2


Summer Pre-Concerts 2019!

July 4
Red White & Boom
24th Street Stage, Virginia Beach
7:30 PM
featuring Adrian Duke

July 7-12
"1619"-"A Virginia Legends Live Project" 
with Virginia Beach Chorale and Tidewater Winds

Tidewater Winds 2019 Concert Season

July 14 - 17
"I'm Overture It"
Tidewater Winds full Concert Band

July 21 - 24
"Out of this World"
Tidewater Winds full Concert Band
featuring vocalist Melody Waters

July 28 - July 31
"Bond and Beyond"
Tidewater Winds full Concert Band
featuring vocalist Thea Grice

December 9th Holiday Concert
Sandler Center for the Performing Arts
7:30 PM

2019 Guest Artists

  1. Thea Grice
    Thea Grice
  2. Melody Waters
    Melody Waters
  3. Adrian Duke
    Adrian Duke
  4. Emily Myers
    Emily Myers

Melody Waters is very excited to be making her debut with the Tidewater Winds. Originally from Chesapeake, Melody started singing and dancing onstage at age 9. She was Miss Pre-teen Chesapeake 2001 and Miss Oscar Smith 2005. After graduating from Oscar Smith High School and Governor’s School for the Arts, Melody went to New York City to obtain a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Musical Theatre Performance from Marymount Manhattan College. Since then, she has performed with Walt Disney World, Sesame Street Live, Missoula Children’s Theatre and Carnival Cruise Line. Melody recently moved back to Hampton Roads to start her own DJ Entertainment Company called Melody & Co. Entertainment. She enjoys teaching fitness classes and dance, performing in local community theatre productions and growing her DJ Entertainment Company.

Melody performs week 2 of our season "Out of this World"

Thea S. Grice is a proud Georgia native who relocated to Virginia Beach 13 years ago. She leads worship locally in the area and loves connecting with the community. Her talent and vibrant charisma have opened many doors for her to perform in weddings, graduation ceremonies, conventions, and countless churches and arenas along the eastern seaboard. She has had the opportunity to perform before the Symphony, Norfolk Tides, Admirals, and on The 700 Club. Whether performing before crowds or by herself in her car on 264, she pours all that she has to offer into her music, leading to a voice that is from the depth of her soul, emanating love and desire. She is passionate about working at her company Atlantic Bay Mortgage Group and she absolutely loves and adores being a mother to her beloved dachshund, Weenie.

Thea performs in week 3 of our season "Bond and Beyond"
Adrian Duke is a piano player / singer / songwriter in the New Orleans musical tradition of Professor Longhair, James Booker & Dr. John. Add to that a voice that is infused with a startling imprint of the early Atlantic sides of Ray Charles, and what you get just begins to describe what’s in Duke’s bag as a performer and composer. Where New Orleans blues, classic soul , and Americana collide is where he lives.

Adrian performs with Tidewater Winds for the 4th of July!

Emily Rose Myers is a rising senior in the Governor’s School for the Arts (GSA) Musical Theatre department and Tallwood High School’s Global Studies and World Languages Academy. Her favorite performance credits include traveling to Japan with GSA and performing in “Hooray for Hollywood”, playing the title role in Theatrix’s “Thoroughly Modern Millie”, and performing in the ensembles of “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder” with GSA and “Matilda” with GSA & Virginia Stage Company. Emily hopes to attend college next year for Musical Theatre and a possible minor in International Relations. She is forever greatful to her teachers, family, and friends for their support! 

Emily will perform on July 22 as a substitute for Melody Waters at Grassfield's program. 
  1. Tidewater Winds Musicians
    Tidewater Winds Musicians
  2. Maestro Brewington
    Maestro Brewington
  1. Gary Spell
    Gary Spell
  1. Regent University Singers
    Regent University Singers
Tidewater Winds is one of the country's few professional, non-profit concert bands performing repertoire ranging from Sousa Marches to Big Band Programming. When you experience these concerts you are entertained with the highest quality of musical celebration available. Our professional musicians, staff and volunteers are prepared to ensure you are fully engaged and comfortable. With free concerts every summer we welcome your involvement and participation as volunteers, supporters, donors and audience members. Join us for our upcoming concerts, special events and fundraisers. We hope you will support this treasured art form and help us maintain the joy of free summer concerts for all to enjoy.
John Brewington is the Fine Arts Coordinator for Virginia Beach City Public Schools and is in his 13th season as the Music Director and Conductor for the Tidewater Winds.. Mr. Brewington is president of the Virginia Association of Music Education Administrators and is an active adjudicator, clinician, performer, and conductor. He has performed for over 26 years with the
Virginia Symphony and has dozens of compact disc recordings to his credit. The list of stars he has played with include such luminaries, as Steve Lawrence & Edie Gorme, Doc
Severinsen, Victor Borge, Mitzi Gaynor, Roger Williams, Rich Little, Marvin Hamlish, Carol Channing, Bruce Hornsby, Rosemary Clooney, Peter Nero, Glen Campbell, The
Smothers Brothers, and The Moody Blues. Mr. Brewington received his Bachelor of Music Degree from Virginia
Commonwealth University, a Master of Music Performance degree from East Carolina University, and his Educational Specialist Degree from The George Washington University.
Gary Spell is a native of Virginia Beach, where he graduated from Princess Anne High School. Following high school Gary began working professionally in theater as a Musical Director and Director. After several years, Gary and a partner opened Dominion Theater at the Founders Inn, a professional stock theater in Virginia Beach where he served as its Producing Artistic Director for 9 years until the theater closed in 2000. Following the closing of the theatre, Gary went into full-time ministry at Glad Tidings Church, where he served a total of 12 years, eventually becoming Executive Pastor. Today he serves as the Worship Pastor for London Bridge Baptist Church and Founding Director of The Regent University Singers. An accomplished playwright, composer and arranger, Gary has multiple published musical works. Gary is married, has a 16-year-old daughter, Grace, a 3-year-old daughter, Judah, and an 18-month-old son, Josiah, and lives in Virginia Beach with his wife, Jennifer.

The Regent University Singers, directed. by Gary Spell, is the Univeristy's premier a cappella ensemble. They perform for special events, college functions and in the community. This year, they will be featured as the vocalists with Tidewater Winds in their Holiday Concert at Sandler Center for the Arts. The ensembleis comprised of talented students interested in the vocal and erforming arts. 

2019 Program Guide

Week 3
July 29-Aug. 1
Performing for Virginia Legends​
July 8-12
Week 1
​July 15-18
Week 2
​July 22-25
  1. Ella!
  2. I'm Overture It!
  3. Out of this World!
  4. Bond and Beyond!
I'm Overture It!
Virginia Legends! 
Out of This World!
Bond and Beyond!

​​​An evening of educational entertainment that will be performed by a coalition of
local arts organizations: The Tidewater Winds, The Virginia Beach Chorale, The
Regent University Singers, and the cast and crew of The Witch of Pungo and 1619: When Destinies Collide. The evening will consist of these two half-hour musicals and will feature all the ensembles. The total running time will be approximately two hours with an intermission. The show will be performed across Hampton Roads, Sunday, July 7 through Friday, July 12. All the performances are free and open to the public.

No matter what time you show up for this concert, you won't be late for the Overture! But why just a program of Overtures? The Overture is that wonderful piece that gets you ready, that sets the mood and gets your musical blood pumping! Overtures combine the wonders of music with the thrill of the theater. Besides, the overture contains all the best parts of the show, all rolled up into one fabulous opening. Experience the thrilling selections of The Music Man, The Black Panther, and music of Sousa, Andrew Lloyd Webber, and Vov Suppe.

​It's the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing and the Tidewater Winds are going back to the future to celebrate one of mankind's greatest achievements. Experience the final frontier as the Tidewater Winds perform music of Broadway, TV and some of the greatest sci-fi music from Hollywood. We will blast off with Strauss's "Zarathustra", go to Mars, play the music of John Williams, Moonraker, Apollo 13, Star Trek, and Van Morrison's "Moondance". Come join us for music that is truly out of this world!

The music is Bond, James Bond, as the Tidewater Winds takes you in the world of your favorite British spy. The legacy of 007 comes alive in this tribute to five decades of Bond films, including Live and Let die, For your Eyes Only, Goldfinger and Adele's SkyFall. We will also explore the music of super agent, Austin Powers, and music of superheros such as Spiderman, Robin Hood, Indiana Jones, and more!