NWS Season – 2018-2019

Fall Concert – Classics Old and New, Oct 28, 3PM
Omaha Conservatory of Music, 7023 Cass St.

The Nebraska Wind Symphony kicks off our 42nd concert season playing classics of concert band literature. The Old standards “Russian Christmas Music” by Alfred Reed, “Finale to to Symphony No.3” by- Vittorio Giannini, and “Florentiner March” by Julius Fucik will be contrasted with a number of newer works; “October” by Eric Whitaker and “The Rusty Bucket” by Carol Britten Chambers.  Our special guest is Dr. Joshua Kearney, director of athletic bands at UNO. Mike Kelly, recently retired columnist with the Omaha World-Herald will serve as our emcee. Come and enjoy the music and some additional surprises during this concert.
See the concert program.

Thursday, November 22, 2018  – “Making Seasons Bright”
7PM at the Holland Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas St, Omaha, NE 68102
This is a FREE event taking place as part of the Downtown Holiday Lights Festival.


Winter Concert – Spotlight
Sunday, Feb 10, 3PM
Omaha Benson High School, 5120 Maple St.

Featuring:
Middle School Trumpet All-Stars

with assistance by Jason Johnson, trumpet clinician
Dr. Scott Anderson, Trombone – Episodes by Larry MacTaggart
NWS Playing Members in various ensembles and solos
See the flyer
Listen to KIOS’s interview of Larry MacTaggart

Video Clips from the February 10th concert
All-Star Trumpets
Bugler’s Holiday
Gonna Fly Now
Episode for Trombone – featuring Dr. Scott Anderson
Five to Go – NWS Saxophones – Adam Erb, Dan Kingkade, Deb Lund, Don Jacobson, Sarah Stratton, Randy Mimick, and Patty Stewart
Entrance of the Queen of Sheeba – NWS Oboes – Rebecca Ihnen and Allison Malcolm
Romanza – NWS F Horns – Keith Michael Davis, Christi Bierman, Rebekah Jordan, Helen Jordon, and Andy Braun
Concert for Drum Set – featuring Bob Wegge and Steve Jordon
Bubbling Woodwinds – NWS woodwind group – Lauren Suchan, James Reed, Barb Teter, Anne Ratashak, and Lisa Heaton
Them Basses – featuring clarinet and low brass sections


Spring Concert –  “Ladies Day”
3PM – Sunday, April 14, 2019

Elkhorn South High School, 20303 Blue Sage Pkwy, Omaha, NE 68130

Celebrates women that compose, direct, and perform music.
Featuring:
Analynn Fassler, Marimba
NWS Memorial Scholarship Winner – Nestor Pelayo, euphonium – UNL
mcee/Narrator:  Jennifer Griswold
Guest Conductors:
Dr. Karen Fannin, Director of Bands, University of NE-Omaha
Dr. Michelle Blufford, Director of Bands, Elkhorn South High School
Chris Tucker, Director of Bands, Gretna High School
Lauren Milbourn, Assistant Director of Bands, Millard South High School


Summer Concerts

Three Free Concerts!
Nebraska Wind Symphony with the NWS Swingtones

Sunday, June 9, 2019 – 6PM – Capitol District – 1022 Capitol Ave
Sunday, June 23, 2019 – 6PM – St. Robert Bellarmine – 11802 Pacific St
Thursday, July 4, 2019 – 6PM – SumTur Amphitheater – 11691 S. 108th St

NOTE – because of the great success of our July 4th concert at Chalco Hills, we needed to  look for a venue that better supports the size of our audience for this popular event.