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Northwest Wind Symphony

The Northwest Wind Symphony, conducted by Mr. John Bell, is the premiere wind band at Northwest, performing the best standard selections from a variety of styles and periods, including recent repertoire for wind band. This ensemble has premiered new works and regularly performs with guest soloists and conductors.

The Wind Symphony has been selected by peer review to perform at the Missouri Music Educators Association (MMEA) Conference/Clinic and The Nebraska Music Educators Association (NMEA) Conference/Clinic. In 2017, the Wind Symphony was selected by a College Band Directors National Association (CBDNA) peer review committee as one of ten band programs in the United States recognized as an exemplary collegiate Small Band Program. The Northwest Wind Symphony gave its premier performance at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts Helzberg Hall in 2018.

Membership in the Wind Symphony is not limited to music majors, with personnel representing a wide variety of major areas of concentration across campus. Students audition for selection to the ensemble just prior to the beginning of the academic school year. Audition music is typically posted on this website by July 15th preceding the start of first term.

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