Newark Symphonic Winds to honor veterans, soldiers
Fremont Argus, June 23, 2006

To conclude its first season, the Newark Symphonic Winds is holding a summer concert on Saturday. The symphony’s fifth concert since it was formed a year ago features a variety of music, from George Gershwin, Elvis Presley and John Phillip Sousa to bagpipes. The 40-member symphony will also be paying a special tribute to veterans and members of the U.S. armed forces. Read the complete story.

The band plays on
Mona Shah
Tri-City Voice, June 20, 2006
After the first efforts to form a little over a year ago, the Newark Symphonic Winds are going strong and picking up momentum. The Tri-City area band has now given four concerts in its first full year. Read the complete story.

Music Teacher Trying to form a 40-person or more symphonic group
Fremont Argus, January 2005
Linh Tat, Staff Writer

NEWARK — For more than a decade, Manuel Garcia has found opportunities to perform in a band. But as he prepares to graduate from San Jose State University — and bid farewell to the school’s marching band — Garcia must look for a new venue to showcase his artistic talents. He is hoping that Newark soon will have a community band, under the leadership of Kevin Hanson, one of three band directors teaching in the school district. Read the complete story.