FREE Summer Concerts!
Come join us for either or both of our two free summer concerts on June 12 and July 3.Both of these events begin at 6PM with the NWS Swingtones and continue at 7PM with the NWS Symphonic Band. Bring a folding chair and/or a blanket and enjoy some great music this summer.
See the flyer for these concerts.
June 12, 2022 – 6PM
St Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church,
11802 Pacific St, Omaha, NE
July 3, 2022 – 6PM
The Granary District,
7401 Main St, Ralston, NE
Do Good Days – May 10-12,2022
Thanks to the 14 donors for their generous giving of nearly $2,000 on Giving Tuesday, Nov 30, 2021!
Many arts organizations like NWS have struggled financially during the pandemic. NWS has lost out on over $8,000 in concert revenues since March 2020. Some grants have helped. But, we need the financial support of our generous friends and the general public to help us keep presenting quality band music in the Omaha area.
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.
Check out NWS’s ShareOmaha Profile Page for additional info about NWS.
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 AmazonSmile; Giving Assistant; TAGG (Together a Greater Good)
Thank you for your past and future support!
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.
46th Season Concert Dates
Fall Concert – October 16, 2022 – UNO Strauss PAC – 3PM tentative
Holiday Concert – tentative – “Making Spirits Bright” – November 24, 2022 – Holland Center – 7PM
Winter Concert – “Middle School All-Stars” – February 19, 2023 – UNO Strauss PAC – 3PM tentative
Spring Concert – April 16, 2023 – UNO Strauss PAC – 7:30PM tentative
UNMC Commencement – tentative – May 6, 2023 – TBD
Summer Concert – June 11, 2023 – location and time TBD
July 4th Concert – July 2, 2023 – location and time TBD
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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