About Arizona Winds

The Arizona Winds Concert Band has been entertaining Arizonans for 40 years. Find out more information about the band and our rich history!

About Us

2016-2017 Concert Season

Check out our 2016-2017 Concert Lineup including holiday specials, international tunes, epic marches and more! Mark your calendars and plan to attend!

Concert Schedule

Who We Are

Meet Lt. Col. Richard Shelton, our Director & Lead Conductor and the rest of our band!

Meet Our Band Members


The Arizona Winds’ 2016-2017 concert season continues with our annual Holiday concert!

Midwestern University will once again host the band on December 4th to ring in the Christmas season. And, as they did last year to accommodate their ever-growing audience, the band will perform in the University’s 2,000 hall in the center of the campus. The program will feature some very unique arrangements of familiar Christmas tunes with some interesting musical twists.

Two very talented musicians will be featured on the band’s “From the Heart and All That Jazz” concert, February 19th. Well-known local trumpeter/entertainer extra-ordinaire, Dan Reed, will be featured on a number of jazz tunes including When the Saints Come Marching In, Rhapsody for Concert Band and Jazz Ensemble, Dreaming of the Masters and more. Dan will be joined by the talented and lovely vocalist Anna Nyhart to perform Smoke Gets in Your Eyes, My Funny Valentine, Tangerine, and Barbara Streisand’s I Believe in Love.

“Broadway’s Showstoppers” is the theme for the band’s April 2nd concert. Vocalist Anna Nyhart will return to add her special touch of class to the program, performing selections like George Gershwin’s Summertime, You Are My Sunshine, a medley of Cole Porter favorites and selections from Leonard Bernstein’s “West Side Story.” In addition, the band will perform selections from Gershwin’s “Porgy and Bess”, and popular Broadway tunes by composers Marvin Hamlisch and Irving Berlin.

The season concludes up on May 14th with an Armed Forces tribute called “American Heroes” featuring the music of John Williams, John Philip Sousa, Sammy Nestico, Julie Giroux and film composer Bruce Broughton.

You won’t want to miss a minute of this exciting season of fun, new music and new entertainers. Concerts are Sundays at 3:00 p.m. beginning October 23rd and admission is free. Invite your friends and be a part of something exciting!




Featured Video

Introducing the AZ Winds Concert Band

We are an 85-member concert band located in Glendale, Arizona. Conducted by Lt. Col. Richard Shelton, USAF Ret., we are comprised of all ages and backgrounds, but together we make some great music. This video features some of our live performances and a little history about the band. We are a non-profit organization and gladly accept donations via Paypal on our official website: http://www.azwinds.com

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The Arizona Winds Concert Band is a 501c3 nonprofit organization
All our concerts are free to attend and all our band members are volunteers

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