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Northwest Wind Symphony

Northwest Wind Symphony

The premiere wind band at Northwest, comprised of the finest wind and percussion students on our campus, both music and non-music majors.

About the Ensemble

With a mission to provide a positive and challenging atmosphere in which students may deepen their individual musicianship and grow as ensemble members via a varied repertoire of literature and experiences, the Wind Symphony regularly collaborates with guest performers and conductors and has been selected to perform via peer review at state music conferences in Missouri and Nebraska. In 2017 the Wind Symphony was selected by the College Band Directors National Association (CBDNA) as one of ten exemplary collegiate Small Band Programs, and in 2004 performed in London, England. The ensemble gave its premier performance at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts Helzberg Hall in 2018 and returned in the spring of 2024.

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 during the first week of classes, and the ensemble averages between 50 to 60 musicians each semester.