Celebrating our 40th Concert Season; 1977 to 2017!

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Thank you to all of our NWS Fans and friends who helped make our 40th Anniversary season a big success!  There were an estimated 1,000 to 1,100 or more combined attendance at our two summer concerts.  The crowds were large and appreciative.

Our thanks to the people at St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church and Chalco Hills NRD for hosting our summer concerts.  The weather cooperated and we had two lovely evenings that were perfect for outdoor concerts.

We look forward to beginning our 41st concert season with our joint concert with the Omaha Symphonic Chorus at 3PM on Sunday, October 29, 2017 at Millard North High School.

Omaha Gives –  Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Omaha Gives is a 24-hour giving event sponsored by the Omaha Community Foundation.  Your gifts to the Nebraska Wind Symphony will help us present our 41st season (2017-2018) of concert band music in the Omaha area.  Each season, we rely on individual and corporate gifts for about 25% of our annual budget. Visit Omaha Gives now to make a gift to NWS.

 A big Thank You! to the 33+ donors who gave $2440 in support of NWS during Omaha Gives 2017. These donations help us to continue to provide affordable concerts of great music to wonderful audiences.


Middle School All-Star Tubas Mannequin Challenge

41st Concert Season – 2017-2018

Here is a preliminary look at our concert schedule for our 41st concert season.

Sunday, October 29, 2017 – “Celebrate Nebraska – 150 years!”
3PM with the Omaha Symphonic Chorus at Millard North High School
Tickets: $15 Adults; $10 Students/Seniors; Free for children under 12

Thursday, November 23, 2017 – “Making Spirits Bright”
7PM at the Holland Performing Arts Center – Free event

Sunday, February 11, 2018 – “Winter Into Spring”
3PM –  Omaha Conservatory of Music, 7023 Cass St.
featuring the NWS Middle School All-Star Flutes
Tickets: $10 Adults; $5 Students/Seniors; Free for children under 12
Tickets are available at the door the day of the performance beginning about 2:20PM.

Sunday, April 15, 2018 – “Gardens – Flowers – Bugs”
3PM –  Omaha Conservatory of Music, 7023 Cass St.
Tickets: $10 Adults; $5 Students/Seniors; Free for children under 12
Tickets are available at the door the day of the performance beginning about 2:20PM.

Saturday, May 5, 2018 – UNMC Commencement
Baxter Arena

Our season continues with these free summer concerts
Saturday, June 2018 (tentative) – Nebraska Community Band Festival
still in planning stages – location, date, and times to be determined

Wednesday, July 4, 2018
NWS 4th of July Celebration with the NWS Swingtones Big Band
6PM – Chalco Hills Recreation, S 154th St and Giles Road – free event

Support Community Instrumental Music!

Papillion Area Concert Band – Papillion, NE
Free Summer Concert – Sunday, June 18, 2017 – 7:30 PM
Gates open at: 6:30 PM
Sumtur Ampitheater,  11691 S 108th St, Papillion, NE 68046

Thank You! for your Financial Support

NWS relies on financial support from its playing members, concert patrons, and businesses and individuals from around the Omaha metropolitan area.  These gifts help us to pay for rehearsal and concert space, music director and other staff salaries, new music purchase and rental, performance rights, insurance, replacement equipment, and so many other things.

Please consider providing your financial support of NWS through one or more of these methods:
Financial Donation
Program Advertisement Purchase
Omaha Gives
TAGG (Together a Greater Good)

Thank you for your past and future support!

Hey Nebraska Wind Symphony Fans!

For information on all of our concerts see our 2016-2017 Concert Season page.
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 Calling All Young Musicians!

2017 NWS Concerto/Scholarship Competition
The winner of our $750 scholarship for 2017 is trombonist, Cal Switzer. Cal performed “Fantastic Polka” with NWS at our Spring concert. 
2018 application period begins in late 2017. Applications will be accepted until February 10, 2018. Check back in November 2017 for additional 2018 scholarship details.
Visit our scholarship page for additional details.

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