Celebrating our 40th Concert Season; 1977 to 2017!

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Spring 40th Anniversary Celebration Concert – “A Festive Celebration”
Sunday, April 9, 2017 – 3PM

Join us for “A Festive Celebration” as we continue our 40th Anniversary season. Our guest directors will be founding music director, Tony Snyder, former associate directors Dr. Steve Kelly and Dan Kingkade. The 2017 NE Wind Symphony Memorial Scholarship winner will be announced and they will perform with the band.  Special guest is Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert providing narration for Dr. Seuss’s “O The Places You’ll Go”, a new work for band by NWS associate director, Keith Davis. More info to come soon.

Location: 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.

Middle School All-Star Tubas Mannequin Challenge

Sousa’s March Mania – March 4 thru April 3


The Marine Band, “The President’s Own”, hosts “Sousa’s March Mania,” a tournament pitting 32 marches against each other for the Marine Band online community to determine which one is the favorite. Every day through April 3, marches compete head to head while our friends and fans vote which marches advance in the tournament. Visit the Marine Band website to listen to the competing marches, download a tournament bracket, and vote for your favorites. The champion march will be announced on April 4.


40th Anniversary Concert Season – 2016-2017NWSLogo-40thAnniversary (2)

Come celebrate with us 40 years of music making for the Omaha area by attending these concerts, all at the Omaha Conservatory of Music, 7023 Cass St.
flyer-fallconcert-spanningtheglobeNovember 13, 2016“Spanning the Globe”
– featuring Caitlin Seguin, oboe; NWS Brass Quintet; former music directors Courtney Snyder and Janet Wright-McCaskill

February 19, 2017
“Past, Present, and Future”
– featuring Brian Kracl, tuba; our Middle School Tuba All-Stars; former directors Dr. Erica Neidlinger, Dr. Timothy Yontz and Chris Tucker
April 9, 2017“A Festive Celebration”
– featuring Mayor Jean Stothert, guest narrator; our NWS Scholarship Soloist; founding music director Tony Snyder and former associate directors Steve Kelly and Dan Kingkade
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.

And plan ahead for next summer’s concerts too.
Sunday, July 2, 2017
with the NWS Swingtones Big Band
6PM – St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church, 11900 Pacific St

Tuesday, July 4, 2017
NWS 4th of July Celebration with the NWS Swingtones Big Band
6PM – Chalco Hills Recreation, S 154th St and Giles Road

Support Community Instrumental Music!

Omaha Symphonic Winds
Concert – “Luminaries”
Sunday, March 5, 2017 – 3PM
Papillion LaVista South Auditorium
Music of Samuel Barber, Mark Camphouse, James Curnow, Henry Filmore, Timothy Mahr, and Philip Sparke

Orchestra Omaha 
Concert – “Younger Than Springtime”
Saturday, March 11, 2017 – 7PM
Omaha Conservatory of Music
Featuring Young Artist Competition Winners: Alina Hatfield, piano; Sarah Tindall, cello; Pranay Neelakanta, violin

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 will be awarded a $750 scholarship and perform a solo with NWS accompaniment at our Spring 2017 concert.
2017 application period has ended. Applications were accepted until February 10, 2017. Check back in November for 2018 scholarship details.
Visit our scholarship page for additional details.

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