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ABOUT WJU EVENTS
You must be a member in good standing to participate in most Windjammers Unlimited event. Each year, Windjammers Unlimited, Inc. (“WJU”) hosts several scheduled events.
The Annual Convention is in mid-January in Bradenton/Sarasota FL. Sarasota was the winter home for the Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey Circus, from 1927 – 1959. The Sailor Circus Academy, Ringling Museum, Ca’ D’Zan (built by John & Mable Ringling as their Estate in 1926), and many other attractions are an ideal setting for the Convention. This annual event brings together playing and non-playing members of WJU to embrace and fulfill our mission: Preservation-Education-Performance.
WJU’s Annual SUMMER MEET is held mid-July in varying “host” cities around the United States. By changing locations, the venues provide unique back-drops for the preservation of, education about, and performance of music performed in the traditional American circus. The geographical diversity of the Summer Meet allows our mission to be brought to more locations, and increases participation by both playing and non-playing members.
There are also other Windjammer Unlimited activities throughout the year, including performances by both the Windjammers Concert BandTM and the Windjammers Circus BandTM. Many Preservation and Educational Activities are held, usually in conjunction with other National conferences and events, including Circus Fans of America, Circus Historical Society, and others.
Windjammers Unlimited has been bringing together terrific and fun people like you since 1971! Musicians and non-musicians alike participate with WJU at various functions. Many long-lasting friendships develop that stand the test of time. Some Windjammers get together outside of their WJU activities. Some phone, FaceTime and Skype to keep up with one another throughout the year. Others keep in touch on social media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc.).
Learn more about our events. And, remember, you must be a Member in good standing to participate at a Convention or Summer Meet. Join us, today!