Support the ensemble


The Hillcrest Wind Ensemble is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.


The ensemble relies on ticket sales and contributions for all operational needs. The ongoing situation with the COVID-19 pandemic continues to create hardships, making donations more important than ever. Please consider the benefits of helping your band.


Your donations may be fully tax-deductible. You will receive a tax letter after the end of the year showing your donation for the year.

​Click this "Donate" button to make a donation using your credit or debit card.

​Click this "Donate" button to donate the price of a concert ticket using your credit or debit card.

Donate by check

Payable to 
Hillcrest Wind Ensemble

Mail to:
Hillcrest Wind Ensemble

P.O. Box 633134
San Diego, California 92103

Financial Family Levels

Our Financial Family, composed of patrons who pledge a donation, contains six levels of support.

Band Aide $25-$49
Ensemble Friend $50-$99
Instrument Meister $100-$199
Jim Hageter Conductor’s Circle $200-$499
Gary Chong President’s Circle $500-$999
Brian Michels Founders Circle $1,000 and above

Please take time to consider the benefits of helping your band to grow. Your generous help and support is greatly appreciated and your donations are tax-deductible!

Donate by shopping with AmazonSmile

Use AmazonSmile for Amazon to donate 0.5% of your purchase price to the Hillcrest Wind Ensemble!

When you use AmazonSmile for your Amazon purchases, Amazon will donate 0.5% of your purchase price to the Hillcrest Wind Ensemble. Otherwise, the shopping experience is the same as using the regular Amazon website.

To register:
1. Log into your Amazon account.
2. Select "Accounts & Lists" on the top bar menu.
3. Select "AmazonSmile Charity Lists" from the pull-down menu.
4. Click "Join AmazonSmile".
5. Under "Pick your own charitable organization" type "Hillcrest Wind Ensemble" and click "Search".
6. Click "Select" next to "Hillcrest Wind Ensemble".

As always, we thank you for your support!

Many Thanks to Our Donors!

Founder’s Circle $1000+

Joan Fitzgerald & Adrienne Prezzano
Janine & Russel Donston
David Gonzalez & Galen Gattis
Ricki & Alden Pedersen
Dr. Sandra Petersen
John Rafalovich
Anonymous Donors

President’s Circle $500-$999

Eddie Blough
Anthony Bollota
Gary Poirier
Keith Schooler & Oscar Green

Conductor’s Circle $200-$499

John & Lynn Barrett
James McCabe & Ronald White
Bea & Bill Briggs
Sara Baird & James Callahan
Germania Choir
John Oltmann & James Soe Nyun
Jim Roush
Dell Schroeder
Robert Sokolowski & John Winkelman
Eric & Rexanna Swanson
Bruce Vermazen

Instrument Meister $100-$199

Anonymous Band Member
Irena Hukari
Jeff Saar

Ensemble Friend $50-$99

Ralph Arroyo
Jim Athanasen & Craig Morant
Jeff Lees
Laura Pettay

Band Aide $25-$49

William & Betty Priest
Jeffrey Wynne

Purchase Music


We are always looking to add to our musical library. If you have a song or artist that you would like to hear us perform, just let us know. You may want to consider purchasing a piece for the group for one of our future concerts.

If you are interested in being a music sponsor please click here.

Join the Music Club

Beyond the Horizon, Rossano Galante                               $78.00
Wind for Winds, Shin’Ya Takahashi                                      $70.00
Journey Through Orion, Julie Giroux                                    $95.00
Beyond Courage, Amy Riebs Mills                                         $85.00
Celebration Fanfare, Joan Tower                                           $75.00
Fascinating Ribbons, Joan Tower                                           $125.00
American Rhapsody, Anne McGinty                                      $75.00
Water Reflections, Yukiko Nishimura                                   $80.00
Selections from Into the Woods,  Stephen Sondheim       $80.00

The Music Club

We would like to thank the following people for purchasing music.

Jim Athanasen & Craig Morant Eighties Flashback, The Redwoods, Secret Agent Santa
Joe Atkins Alleluia Laudemus Te
John and Lynn Barrett Prince in Concert
Eddie Blough Fantasy on British Sea Songs, Minor Alterations
James Callahan "March, Opus 99" Sergei Prokofiev, Cielo de Oro
John & Lisa Cochran Jericho
Janine & Russel Donston The Great Race
Joan Fitzgerald & Adrienne Prezzano La Forza del Destino, Moulin Rouge, Lady Marmalade
Jason Ford Lincoln
Karen French Raiders March from Raiders of the Lost Ark
Mary Fritz The Syncopated Clock
Gay Men’s Chorus of San Diego Over the Rainbow
John “Trapper” Gerard House of Cards
Paul Henkart Toccata Marziale
Eric Hybertsen Escapades
Mary Kelly Polar Express, Casey at the Bat
Tina Larson Symphonic Metamorphosis
James McCabe & Ronald White Highlights from Wicked, Variations on a Theme by Robert Schumann
Pat McTague The Eighth Candle, God Bless the U.S.A, Pin Ball Wizard, Moon River, Rhythm of the Night, One day I’ll Fly Away
Josh Mills Three Dances of Enchantment

Jim Roush Come What May
Enrique Toral & Christian Tordahl Elegy for a Young American
Cynthia Wilson Salute to the Cinema, Somewhere in Time
Bruce Vermazen Lucy’s Sextet, Slippery Elm Rag

If you would like to sponsor new music for our library, we’ll be happy to
acknowledge your generous support in our programs and on our web site.