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Richard Sabino - Director/Founder

  Education

At age six, Conductor Richard Sabino began his musical training. His first instruments were the piano and the trumpet. In 1973, Richard received his Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education and Performance from the University of South Florida. In 1978, he received his Master’s Degree in Arts Administration from the University of Illinois. Also, while in Illinois, he performed in the Springfield Symphony Orchestra and in the Millikin University Faculty Brass Quintet.


Management Positions

Management positions included associate and then acting manager for the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, assistant manager of the Wichita Symphony Orchestra, and for the Florida Gulf Coast Symphony Orchestra, and finally executive director of the River City Festivals Association, the Baton Rouge Arts Council and the Jackson/Hinds County Arts Council. 

  Management positions included associate and then acting manager for the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, assistant manager of the Wichita Symphony Orchestra, and for the Florida Gulf Coast Symphony Orchestra, and finally  executive director of the River City Festivals Association, the Baton Rouge Arts Council and the Jackson/Hinds County Arts Council.
  Leaving the field of arts management behind, Maestro Sabino returned to Melbourne in 1991 to begin a career in financial management,  As a financial adviser, he provided portfolio advice to over 500 households and businesses.    

 Returning to Melbourne, he served as principal trumpet for the Community Band of Brevard and co-principal of the Melbourne Municipal Band. He also served on the boards of the Brevard Symphony Orchestra, the Brevard Symphony Youth Orchestra and the Henegar Center for the Arts.  


CONDUCTING 

In junior high, he began the study of conducting.  At age 16 while participating in a summer music festival with the London Symphony Orchestra in Daytona Beach he received his first important conducting advice from Andre Previn.  Maestro Sabino created Central Florida Winds in 1999 and Central Florida Chamber Winds in 2001.    In 2008 he participated in the “Professional Level” of the Michael Palmer International Conducting Workshop with the New Atlanta Philharmonic in the Atlanta.  

 Since 2012 he has appeared as guest conductor of the National Philharmonic of Ukraine (Dnepropetrovsk) and has twice been  guest conductor of the State Academic Concert Orchestra in Kiev.  In 2016 he was the guest conductor for the "Black Sea Orchestra", in Constantia, Romania, and in June 2019 appeared as conductor of the New York Classical Music Society Orchestra in Paris, France.     

 Maestro Sabino currently serves as music director and conductor both Central Florida Winds and Chamber Winds, as well as for the Riverside Chamber Orchestra and Chorus (Cocoa Beach, FL), which he organized in 2012. He is also the artistic director for the Dr. Vernon Boushell Concert Series in Cocoa Beach, Florida. 

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Central Florida Winds –Quality Musical Programs for Our Community

  

For 20 years, Central Florida Winds (CFW) and Central Florida Chamber Winds (CFCW) have performed an exciting variety of musical concerts for our community.  CFW, our 50-member group, has performed a wide variety of repertoire that includes themes from Broadway and musicals, patriotic songs and marches, and classical music selections.  These concerts are scheduled every Fall, Spring, and early Summer at two locations: Suntree United Methodist Church, 7400 N Wickham Rd., and Eastminster Presbyterian Church, 106 N Riverside Dr.  Admission is free and tickets are not required.  Our members are professional musicians, music educators that are both retired and active, as well as many who have performed with top military bands and nationally known musical groups.   Please check our events calendar for more information.  

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Central Florida Chamber Winds – An Intimate Musical Experience  
 

The Central Florida Winds (CFCW) is comprised of a select group of musicians from CFW who provide exceptional musical quality performances on a smaller, chamber group experience. The membership varies based on the instrumentation of pieces performed, but the level of musicality and musicianship are superb.   Our members are professional musicians, music educators that are retired and active, as well as many who have performed with top military bands and nationally known musical groups.  CFCW concerts are scheduled every Fall and Spring at two locations: Suntree United Methodist Church, 7400 N Wickham Rd., and Eastminster Presbyterian Church, 106 N Riverside Dr.  Admission is free and tickets are not required.  Please check our events calendar for more information. 

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BOARD MEMBERS

Andrew Cleaver - President

David Arnold - Vice President

Laura Earle - Secretary

David Tweed - Treasurer

Richard Sabino

Lynne Brownrigg

Lisa Fee 

Judy Kessler

David Weinstein

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MISSION

 The mission of the Central Florida Winds (CFW) and the Central Florida Chamber Winds (CFCW), established in 2000, is to bring free concerts to area communities and residents while promoting music appreciation and the fine arts.  We also work to provide members of these two fine groups with an avenue for music performance and an opportunity to contribute voluntarily to improving the lives of others through our diverse talents.   Our goal is to provide the community with the diverse range of classical wind music, ranging from wind symphonies, orchestral classics, world premieres, marches, and transposed orchestral classics. 

Our Partners

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