NWS Hosts ACB Regional Connection
April 26-27, 2024 – UNO Strauss PAC

The Association of Concert Bands (ACB) Regional Connection Event provides an opportunity for adult instrumentalists in community bands in the midwest area to gather, share ideas and some great concert band music.
Evening and afternoon concerts are free and open to the public as part of this gathering of concert bands at UNO’s Strauss Performing Arts Center, 60th and Dodge.

The Nebraska Wind Symphony presents “A Grand Finale” as the final concert at the Association of Concert Bands Omaha Regional Connection. The concert will take place on Saturday, April 27th, at 7:30 PM in the Jan & John Christensen Concert Hall at the University of Nebraska at Omaha’s Janet A. & Willis S. Strauss Performing Arts Center. The ensemble is conducted by Dr. Josh Kearney, Keith Davis, and guest conductor Don Jacobsen.

The repertoire for “A Grand Finale” includes a captivating selection of pieces that showcase the ensemble’s musical versatility. This concert promises an evening of musical excellence and a celebration of the vibrant tradition of wind band music. Repertoire to be selected from: Crown Imperial by William Walton; Irish Tune from County Derry by Percy Grainger, conducted by Don Jacobson; Breath of the Mountains by Cait Nishimura, conducted by Associate Music Director Keith Davis; Where It Rains Like Diamonds by Henry Smith; Suite from Mass by Leonard Bernstein, featuring the Offutt Brass; and Urban Light by James David.

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We thank Dietze Music for sponsoring this event.

Read more about this event and the ACB at the ACB Regional Event page.

Applications for the 2024 NWS Memorial Scholarship Competition  are now being accepted through March 31, 2024.
Scholarships of $1,000 and $500 will be awarded. See our scholarship page for additional details about the scholarship and how to apply.
Congratulations to 2023 scholarship winners;  Dayton LInhardt, clarinet and Colton Harris, alto saxophone!  
Read more about our scholarship winners  by visiting our scholarship recipients page.

NWS Concerts Are Free This Season!

There is no admission charged for any of this season’s NWS concerts.
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Metro Area Opportunities to Support Great Causes

SHARE Omaha’s Mission is to help nonprofits achieve their missions by inspiring support and serving. Their goal is to change the giving culture of the metro area.

The next metro area Giving Tuesday is April 23, 2024. This is part of Do Good Days in Omaha.
Join in with many other residents of the Greater Omaha area in supporting many deserving nonprofits, including the Nebraska Wind Symphony! To support NWS see our SHARE Omaha page

NWS participated in SHARE Omaha’s 2023 Giving Tuesday, 24 hours of giving, on November 28, 2023. Through the generous gifts of playing members and friends throughout Omaha we exceeded our $3,000 goal and raised $4,150!
Thank you for your generous support of the Nebraska Wind Symphony, Omaha’s Community Concert Band.

2023-24 Our 47th Concert Season

Concert Series Schedule
Fall Concert  – Sunday, October 15, 2023 – 3PM – Bennington High School
Holiday Concert – Sunday, December 10, 2023 – 3PM – UNO Strauss PAC 
Winter Concert – Sunday, February 18, 2024 – 3PM –  UNO Strauss PAC
Spring Concert – Saturday, April 27, 2024 – 7:30PM – UNO Strauss PAC 
Summer Concert Schedule – Both Summer Concerts will feature the Swingtones and the NWS
Summer Concert – Sunday, June 9, 2024 – 6:00PM – St. Robert Bellarmine Parish Center
July 4th Concert – Wednesday, July 3rd, 2024 – 6:00PM – Ralston Granary Green
For more information see our Season 47 page.

Thanks to the support of the Nebraska Arts Council and the Nebraska Cultural Endowment for supporting our Winter Middle School All-Star concert during our 2022-2023 concert season. 

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