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Auditions for the 2021-2022 Wind Symphony will be held for all brass and percussion on Saturday, August 14 and for all woodwinds on Sunday, August 15.

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The Northwest Wind Symphony, conducted by Mr. John Bell, is the premiere wind band at Northwest. This ensemble performs the best standard selections from all styles and periods, in addition to 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, 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.

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 usually posted on this website by July 15th preceding the start of first term.

2021-2022 Calendar

  • August 14-15, 2021 – Olive DeLuce Fine Arts Building
    Wind Symphony Auditions
  • October 14, 2021 – Ron Houston Performing Arts Center
    Wind Symphony Concert – 7:30 pm
  • December 02, 2021 – Ron Houston Performing Arts Center
    Wind Symphony & Jazz Ensemble Concert – 7:30 pm
  • January 22, 2022 – Olive DeLuce Fine Arts Building & Ron Houston Performing Arts Center
    Four-State Honor Festival (All Day, performances at 5:00 & 6:00 pm)
  • February 24, 2022 – Ron Houston Performing Arts Center
    Wind Symphony & Symphonic Band Concert – 7:30 pm
  • April 21 – Ron Houston Performing Arts Center
    Wind Symphony & Guest HS Concert – 7:00 pm
  • Rehearsals
    Tuesdays & Thursdays, 12:35 pm – 1:50 pm in FA 116


Fine and Performing Arts

Sample Media

  • Green Diamond (.m4a) – Steve Danyew; 22 November 2019, Nebraska Music Educators Association Conference/In-Service
  • "Luminescence" (.mp3) – David Biedenbender
  • "Only Light" (.mp3) – Aaron Perrine