Become a Playing Member

NWS attempts to provide an opportunity for all interested instrumentalists to join us in the performance of fine concert band literature.  New playing members are welcomed into the concert band throughout the year.  Most new players begin in the fall, but players may join within the first few rehearsals of preparation for any concert.

Current Openings
Membership is subject to openings to ensure balanced instrumentation.
Unfortunately ALL of our sections are full at this time.
We can make no guarantees, but if you let us know of your interest in NWS, we will put your contact information on our substitution list.  Periodically there may be openings in sections based on selected music and personnel scheduling conflicts and life changes. 

If you are interested in performing with the Wind Symphony in the future, please complete the Player Interest form at the bottom of this page. 

Other instrumental performing ensembles exist within the greater Omaha area.  Many of these are identified on our Links page.

Playing Member Responsibilities
Each NWS playing member agrees to:

  • Perform an audition to assess playing ability and assist in part assignment and chair placement
  • Pay an annual playing member dues of $65
  • Attend as many rehearsals as possibly for each scheduled concert
  • Refrain from being absent from more than 3 rehearsals for each concert
  • Assist with band set-up/tear-down as physically able
  • Attend the concert dress rehearsal, generally held the Saturday morning prior to the concert
  • Wear formal attire for the concert; black suit or tuxedo with white shirt and bow tie for men, black dress for women.

Playing Member Benefits
The benefits of being an NWS playing member include:

  • Enjoy sharing musical talents with about 80 other talented instrumentalists
  • Receive the player member newsletter throughout the year that highlights upcoming activities and other band news
  • Provide opportunities to play music in a variety of styles and grade levels
  • Provide the potential to play in other music groups; Blackwoods Clarinet ensemble, NWS Swingtones big band, NWS Saxophone quartet, other chamber groups
  • Participate in over 35 rehearsals over the full concert season (that’s only about $1.85 per rehearsal)
  • Opportunity to purchase any number of concert tickets for the senior/student rate of $5 for each formal concert

Player Interest Form
For more information or to schedule an audition time, please use this form.

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