About the CCWE
Capital City Wind Ensemble – the CCWE – is the
City employee band of Saint Paul, Minnesota.
It was founded by the legendary Max Metzger in 2002, and consists of City and Ramsey County employees and retirees,
plus other Downtown St. Paul and University of Minnesota workers, and a few
The 24-member group plays concerts at the Saint
Paul City Hall and Ramsey County Courthouse, at the St. Paul Winter
Carnival, and various parks around the city. Contact
Mary Livingston if you'd like the CCWE
to play for your event.
The group has been led by Mary Livingston and
Roger Grupp since the fall of 2006. Mary is a retiree from the Parks and Recreation
Department, and Roger is a Public Works retiree.
The CCWE is always looking for new members,
too. Contact Mary
if you're interested.
The CCWE has an informal concert at noon on Thursday, May 12th, in Memorial Hall of St. Paul’s City Hall. You can hear the CCWE at noon in Rice Park on Monday, May 23rd.
Regular May rehearsals are Thursdays at noon in the basement of City Hall on the 5th and 19th.