Issue 11: District5

By Thomas Deneuville

What is the name of your ensemble?

District5

Where are you based?

Greater D.C. Metro Area.

When was the ensemble founded?

In 2013.

Why District5?

The name District5 refers to our location near the District of Columbia and the fact that we are a quintet. It is not a reference to The Hunger Games or the movie District 9—but we enjoy both!

Is there a story behind the creation of the ensemble?

We were formed as part of a graduate wind quintet fellowship program at the University of Maryland. Although we had never played together before the program, we quickly found that we all had similar interests in contemporary music.

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