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Thank YOU! to everyone who contributed to the success of our 2017-2018 concert season.
Our season started with a collaborative concert with the Omaha Symphonic Chorus in October. We were able to purchase badly needed new and replacement percussion instruments due to many generous donations and foundations. The year ended with a fabulously successful (despite the hot, humid weather) Community Band Festival featuring 8 different performing groups and another extremely nice turnout at our annual Fourth of July concert at Chalco Hills Recreation Area.
We couldn’t do this without the wonderful leadership of our Music Director, Larry MacTaggart, the NWS Board of Directors, our playing member/volunteers and our many fans.
THANK YOU! We are already looking forward to another great concert season in the fall.
42nd Concert Season – 2018-2019
Sunday, October 28, 2018 – 3PM at OCM – “Classics Old and New”
Thursday, Novemer 22, 2018 – 7PM at Holland Center – “Making Seasons Bright”
Sunday, February 10, 2019 – 3PM at OCM – “Spotlight”
Sunday, April 14, 2019 – 3PM at OCM – “Ladies Day”
Free Summer Concerts
Nebraska Community Band Festival
Saturday, June 30, 2018
Midtown at Turner Park, 30th and Dodge
We had a great idea. How about gathering outstanding community bands from across the Midland, all in one place, for a great afternoon of music?
Join us for the first ever Community Band Festival of the Midlands, June 30 at Midtown Crossing’s Turner Park from noon to 8PM.
The Festival will include eight wind and percussion ensembles from eastern Nebraska and western Iowa. Each group will play about 40 minutes, leading up to a mass performance of Sousa’s “The Stars and Stripes Forever.”
For more information, see our Community Band Festival page.
Thank You! to our Community Band Festival of the Midlands sponsors: Omaha World-Herald; Nebraska Arts Council; Prairie Life / Don & Millies; Elaine and Peter Lipman; Engles, Ketcham, Olson & Keith P.C.; Fucinaro Excavating, Inc.; Valmont, Inc.; Papillion Area Concert Band; Lutheran Family Services; Schmitt Music
Bring your lawn chairs or blankets and picnic!
Enjoy the music in a wonderful outdoor setting.
Get the July 4 concert flyer and share with a friend.
Thank You for your Support through Omaha Gives!
A big Thank You! to the 42 donors who gave $3400 in support of NWS during Omaha Gives 2018. These donations help us to continue to provide affordable concerts of great music to music lovers across the metro area. We hope to see you at any or all of our upcoming events.
Hey Nebraska Wind Symphony Fans!
Calling All Young Musicians!
2019 NWS Concerto/Scholarship Competition
The scholarship award amount has been increased to $1,000 in 2018.
2019 application period will begin in January 2019. Congratulations to Sam Kalhorn, trumpet, for being selected the 2018 scholarship winner! Sam performed the 3rd movement of the Hummel Trumpet concerto at our Spring concert.
Visit our scholarship page for additional details.
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.
Thank you for your past and future support!
with the support of the Nebraska Arts Council and the Nebraska Cultural Endowment