Winter All-Star Concert – Sunday, February 19, 2023 – 3PM
Horn-a-Plenty, UNO Strauss Performing Arts Center

You won’t want to miss this amazing concert!  We provide a rich and exciting musical experience for middle school horn students this year, complete with guest artists and plenty of great horn music! 
The concert includes Ralph Vaughan Williams’ classic
Flourish for Wind Band and selections from Carl Orff’s tour-de-force Carmina Burana.
The wind symphony features guest artist
Ross Snyder on Will Pitts’ Dynamo for Horn and Wind Ensemble. Guest artists Horns of the Heartland perform on Mozart’s Concerto No. 3 for Horn and Joseph Wilcox Jenkins’ American Overture.
The Middle School All-Star Horns join the wind symphony on Malcolm Arnold’s The Padstow Lifeboat, Kevin Day’s Ember Skies (guest conductor Lindsey Bogatz) and Ed Huckeby’s Horn-A-Plenty (guest conductor Deb Lund).

View and/or print the flyer for this concert.

Tickets are $10 for seniors, $15 for adults. Free for all students and children under 12. 
Tickets are available at the door or can be purchased online in advance.

Benefit Dance for Music in Catholic Schools featuring the NE Wind Symphony Swintones – Friday, Feb 3, 2023 – 7:30-10PM

Get on your dancing shoes and come swing to the big band music of the Nebraska Wind Symphony Swingtones!  This is a benefit to assist financially needy students with tuition for Music in Catholic Schools, an elementary and middle school band program for parochial schools (Catholic and Lutheran) in the Omaha area.
5419 N 114TH ST
6:15-7:15PM Free Swing Dance instruction from DAN WONDRA 
7:30-10PM – Dancing to the music of the NWS Swingtones
Silent Auction and Bake Sale throughout the event
Tickets: $15 for Adults;  $10 for Seniors and Students
Tickets available at the door or at the MCS Office
View/print the flyer for this event.

Find out more about Music in Catholic Schools via their web page.

NWS Memorial Scholarship News

2023 NWS Memorial Scholarship Competition  amounts of $1,000 and $500 will be awarded. See our scholarship page for additional details about the scholarship and how to apply.
2023 application period is January 24 through March 31, 2023!
Congratulations to our 2022 scholarship winners;  Paige Michaud and Seh Na Mellick!  Read more about our scholarship winners  by visiting our scholarship recipients page.

46th Season Concert Dates

Fall Concert – October 16, 2022 – 3PM – UNO Strauss PAC – 3PM tentative
Holiday Concert – “Making Spirits Bright” – November 24, 2022 –  7PM-  Holland Center
Winter Concert – February 19, 2023 – 3PM –  “Middle School All-Stars”  – UNO Strauss PAC
Spring Concert – April 16, 2023 – 7:30PM – UNO Strauss PAC 
UNMC Commencement – May 6, 2023 – tentative
Summer Concert – June 11, 2023 – location and time TBD
July 4th Concert – July 2, 2023 – location and time TBD

For details on past concerts this season visit our Season 46 Concert page.

We Couldn’t Do This Without Your 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.
Consider providing your financial support of NWS through one or more of these methods:
Direct Financial Donation
Concert Series Sponsorship
Program Advertisement Purchase
ShareOmaha’s Giving Tuesday
Donation Programs like  AmazonSmileGiving AssistantTAGG (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 2022-2023 Concert Season page.
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Do Good Days

SHARE Omaha sponsors days dedicated to meeting the cash needs of nonprofits in our community.  The Do Good Days also help them focus on volunteer and item needs.  It’s all happening at SHAREomaha.org.  Check back here to find out more about how to help NWS during each of these events.
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Spring Concert – Sunday, April 10 – 7:30PM

This concert was at UNO’s Strauss Performing Arts Center on Sunday, April 10. Please join us for an evening of excellent music! Our concert program included two pieces arranged by guest conductor Dr. Jay Gilbert, Professor of Music and Director of Bands at Doane University. We feature Kendall Wooden, our 2020 NWS Scholarship Winner, on Marimba. The concert also includes the consortium premiere of Zoom by Scott Boerma and the epic Give Us This Day by renown composer David Maslanka. 
View the concert program.
Concert hall doors open about 30 minutes before the concert.  
Tickets are $10 for seniors, $15 for adults. Free for all students and children under 12.
The Box Office opens about 45 minutes before the concert. 
You can purchase tickets online ahead of time as well.
View and/or download the flyer for this event.

For information about our other concerts, see the 2022 Concert Season page.

How did NWS cope with Covid in 2021?

We started the year with a series of Monday night Zoom sessions for playing members featuring these  opportunities
Zoom Music – We our commissioned Associate Director and Composer, Keith Davis, to write a piece that can be performed by our members over Zoom.  There is a lag in all of these interactive platforms that make group music performance a real challenge.  We’re giving this a shot and plan to record Keith’s piece to show others one way real-time music can be accomplished.
Happy Hour – We did a bit of socializing.  Took time to talk about things we all were doing and shared in a few online games.
NWS Seminars – Josh Kearney and Alex Wewel arranged for guest speakers to talk about music making in this time of covid.  We explored how science is being leveraged to help us play together safely and other things that are happening around the US and elsewhere.  We also watched a movie with a studio musician who commented about how the music was incorporated and help emphasize the story.

See more on our 2020-2021 Concert Season page.


NWS Memorial Scholarship News

2022 NWS Concerto/Scholarship Competition  amounts of $1,000 and $500 will be awarded. See the scholarship page for additional details about the NWS Scholarship and how to apply.
2022 application period has ended and applications are being evaluated.
Congratulations to our 2022 scholarship winners;  Paige Michaud and Seh Na Mellick!  Read more about our scholarship winners  by visiting our scholarship recipients page.


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