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41st Concert Season – 2017-2018

A big THANK YOU! to everyone who came to our season opening concert.
Sunday, October 29, 2017 –
“Celebrate Nebraska – 150 years!”

3PM at Millard North High School
with the Omaha Symphonic Chorus.  with conductors Dr. Greg Zielke and Larry MacTaggart.  Featured “Nebraska – My Heartland”, a new work for band and chorus by David Gardner. Included the music of Nebraska native, Howard Hansen, Z. Randall Stroup, John Philip Sousa, Larry MacTaggart, and Keith Michael Davis.  See the flyer.
$15 Adults; $10 Students/Seniors; Free for children under 12

Thursday, November 23, 2017 – “Making Spirits Bright”
7PM at the Holland Performing Arts Center
Camille Metoyer Moten, featured vocalist
This is a FREE EVENT presented as part of the downtown Holiday Lights Festival.
Come and enjoy the music of the Holiday season.

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 wraps up with these free summer concerts
Saturday, June 30, 2018 (tentative) – Nebraska Community Band Festival
Turner Park, 30th and Dodge
This event is still in planning stages but we are anticipating having 7+ different community bands and other adult instrumental groups from the greater Omaha area.  Get ready for an entire day of good old-fashioned family fun!
Interested in helping to sponsor this event?   Please contact us.

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

Thank you to all of our NWS Fans and friends who helped make our 40th Anniversary season a big success! Attendance at our two summer concerts was estimated to be over 1,000.  The crowds were large and very appreciative of our music.

Our thanks to 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

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.

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 2017-2018 Concert Season page.
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Calling All Young Musicians!

2017 NWS Concerto/Scholarship Competition
The winner of our $750 scholarship for 2017 was 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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