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Free Summer 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
Our July 4th concert will feature 2019 NWS  Scholarship award winner, Nestor Pelayo, euphonium, performing The Yellow Rose of Texas.

Listen as Music Director, Larry MacTaggarts talks about our upcoming concerts on KIOS Radio on Thursday, June 6.

NOTE – We are no longer performing at Chalco Hills.  Due to the great success of our past July 4th concerts, we needed a venue that provided more parking and safer access for our large audience.  Be sure to come join us at SumTur Amphitheater and help us celebrate our nation’s Independence Day with a wonderful summer’s evening of music.


See and listen to our salute to Women of the Military


Larry MacTaggart Receives NSBA Distinguished Service Award

The Nebraska State Bandmasters Association (NSBA) awarded the Duane Johnson Distinguished Service Award to NWS Music Director, Larry MacTaggart in March 2019.  This award is given by the NSBA Executive Board to individuals who have helped make “Better Bands for Nebraska”.  The award is designated in honor and recognition of  Duane E. Johnson and the many invaluable contributions he made to bands of Nebraska.
Other 2019 recipients of this award were Tom Jaworski (Retired, Adams Central Public Schools) and Joanie Mathis (Omaha Symphony).
Congratulations Larry!

43rd Concert Season – 2019-2020

This is a tentative schedule for our next concert season.
Music Director, Larry MacTaggart will be on sabbatical for this season.
All concerts will be under the direction of Visiting Music Director, Josh Kearney.
Sunday, October 20, 2019 – Fall Concert – 3PM at Omaha Conservatory of Music
Sunday, December 8, 2019 – Holiday Concert – 3PM at UNO
Sunday, February 16, 2020 – Winter Concert – 3PM at Omaha Conservatory of Music
Sunday, April 5, 2020 – Spring  – 3PM at Omaha Conservatory of Music

Free Summer Concerts
Nebraska Wind Symphony with the NWS Swingtones
Yet to be determined


Thank you for your support of NWS through Omaha Gives!

Thank you for supporting NWS during Omaha Giveson May 22, 2019. 36 generous donors gave a total of $2,725!  We are so thankful for this support.  It will help us continue to make music joyfully in the greater Omaha area during the coming season.


Hey Nebraska Wind Symphony Fans!

For information on all of our concerts see our 2018-2019 Concert Season page.
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NWS Memorial Scholarship News

2019 NWS Concerto/Scholarship Competition  award amount is $1,000.
2019 application period has ended.
Congratulations to Nestor Pelayo, euphonium, for being selected the 2019 scholarship winner! Nestor will perform his solo work, The Yellow Rose of Texas, at our July 4th concert.
Visit our scholarship page for additional details.


We Couldn’t Do This Without You!


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:
Direct Financial Donation
Concert Series Sponsorship
Program Advertisement Purchase
Omaha Gives
Donation Programs like  AmazonSmileGiving AssistantTAGG (Together a Greater Good)

Thank you for your past and future support!


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