For details about this concert, see our Concert Season 47 page.

The NWS Swingtones Big Band performs first at 6PM followed by the Nebraska Wind Symphony about 7PM. For this concert, the NWS Swingtones are led by Dan Kingkade, saxophone. The Nebraska Wind Symphony performs this concert under the direction of former Music Director Dr. Timothy Yontz and Associate Director Keith Davis.

The NWS Swingtones bring back the sounds of the big bands like Glenn Miller, Tommie Dorsey, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, and Les Brown. The concert will feature the music of Cole Porter, George Gershwin, Joe Garland, Woody Herman and many others.

The repertoire for the Wind Symphony for this concert include Montmartre March from “Paris Suite” by Hayden Wood; Dances in the Canebrakes by Florence Price; Armed Services Medley arr. Martin; America the Beautiful by Carmen Dragon; Let Freedom Ring by Ryan Nowlin; Raider’s March by John Williams; National Emblem March by Edwin Bagley; Chester Overture by William Schumann; Stars and Stripes Forever by John Philip Sousa.

The 2024 NWS Memorial Scholarship Competition  accepted applications through March 31, 2024.
Scholarships of $1,000 and $500 have been awarded to Ben Folkers, trombone and Elizabeth Ford, trumpet. NWS will send funds directly to these students UNO student accounts. See our scholarship recipients page to find out more about these talented musicians.

Your financial support can help us continue to provide financial resources to young people who participate in post college/university music programs. Be sure to select NWS Scholarship Fund for your gift and on the payment page specify who you would like to honor or remember with your gift.

See our Donation page for more details on the ways you can support NWS.

NWS Concerts Were Free This Season!

There was no admission charged for any of this season’s NWS concerts.
The generous donations of businesses, playing members, and our friends throughout the Omaha area make this possible. Thank you for supporting NWS and our concerts this season and helping us continue to provide free concerts!

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

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

Read more about the Nebraska Wind Symphony‘s Grand Finale concert on the Season 47 page.”

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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.
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Giving Tuesday
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 and Do Good Days in Omaha will be announced soon.
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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