NWS Season 46 – 2022-2023

The Nebraska Wind Symphony’s 46th concert season brings more great music to the Omaha area.

Formal Concert Schedule
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 

Summer Concert Schedule
Summer Concert – June 11, 2023 – 6:00PM – St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church (indoors)
July 4th Concert – July 2, 2023 – 6:00PM – The Granary, Ralston, NE

Two Free Summer Concerts!

The NE Wind Symphony, Omaha’s Community Concert Band, teams up with the NWS Swingtones to present two free concerts that will be sure to get your feet dancing and toes tapping.  Please plan to join us for either or both of these free  events. 
We begin each show with the Swingtones Big Band performing jazz standards at 6pm. Then the Nebraska Wind Symphony will entertain you with marches, Broadway, movie music and move 

Sunday, June 11 – 6PM – St Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church, 11802 Pacific Street, Omaha, NE. 
Enjoy the music in the air-conditioned comfort of the Mainelli Center at St. Robert Bellarmine Church. NWS Swingtones followed by the NE Wind Symphony Community Band. This concert features Paige Michaud, flute, our 2022 NWS Scholarship winner.  Paige is outstanding flute soloist you won’t want to miss.  View the concert program.

Sunday, July 2 – 6PM – Granary Green – 7401 Main Street, Ralston, NE (view map)
NWS Swingtones followed by the NE Wind Symphony Community Band
There is plenty of parking near the venue.
Bring a lawn chair and a snack. Some limited picnic table seating is available.
You can find out more about the venue at the Granary Green web page.
View and print a flyer.Flyer 1 – Flyer 2
Free-will donations will be accepted to offset the costs associated with presenting this concert. 
You can support our free summer concerts by making a donation online too.

Spring Concert – Sunday, April 16, 2023 – 7:30PM
UNO Strauss Performing Arts Center

On Sunday, April 16th, 2023 at 7:30PM we performed our Spring concert. During this concert we celebrated Nebraska Wind Symphony founder, Darwin “Tony” Snyder, who passed away on January 2nd, 2023 at the age of 98.
The concert featured works from the very first concert of the Nebraska Wind Symphony as well as Psalm 74 by Brooke Pierson (Consortium Premiere); Adoration by Florence Price; Delta Work Song: Spiritual and Dance by William Grant Still; The Cowboys by John Williams and Concerto in D Major: Finale op. 283 by Carl Reinecke performed by 2022 NWS Memorial Scholarship winner Paige Michaud.  Guest conductors include Dan Kingkade, former associate director, and Jake Senff, band director at Elkhorn South.
See the flyer for this program. View the concert program.

Tickets: $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.

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).
Tickets are $10 for seniors, $15 for adults. Free for all students and children under 12. 
View the concert program.
View and/or print the flyer for this concert.

Turn on the Cheer – Holiday Lights Festival – Thursday, Nov 24 – 7PM

The Nebraska Wind Symphony is playing the Making Spirits Bright Concert at the Holland Performing Arts Center as part of this year’s Holiday Lights Festival. The tree lighting activities are at 6pm.  The 7pm concert is FREE to the public and no tickets are needed! We will provide great music for all ages to kick-off this joyous season. You will hear a few holiday favorites, some with a new twist. We will be playing 2 new holiday pieces written by Larry MacTaggart. Tenor Ryan Daly joins us to sing some classic holiday tunes and lead the audience in a sing-a-long.

The lobby of the Holland Center lobby opens at 5:30pm as a shelter from the cold for those attending the 6pm tree lighting. The doors to the concert hall do not open until 6:30.pm. Guests can sit in the orchestra section (main floor) or on the first tier.

This event is a fundraiser for the Food Bank of the Heartland. Please consider making a donation when you attend this concert.

Bring the whole family down to the Holland and enjoy the music of the holidays.
Check out the FLYER or the POSTER.

Fall Concert – Sunday, October 16, 2022 – 3PM

The Nebraska Wind Symphony presents the first concert of our 46th season on Sunday, October 16th at 3:00 PM at the Strauss Performing Arts Center on the campus of the University of Nebraska-Omaha.   This concert is under the direction of Visiting Music Director, Dr. Joshua Roach. You can read about Dr. Roach on our staff pages.
The music for this concert revolves around the rising sun.  Selections performed are by Frank Ticheli, Katahj Copley, Julie Giroux, Kenneth Alford, Dwayne Milburn, Joni Greene, Josh Roach, and Cait Nishimura. 
View the concert program.
Get the flyer for this concert.
Tickets are $10 for seniors, $15 for adults. Free for all students and children under 12. 

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