2017-2018 Concert Season

You won’t want to miss a minute of our upcoming exciting season of fun and new music ! Concerts are Sundays at 3:00 p.m. beginning October 22nd . Please be sure to put these dates on your calendar and plan on joining us for another fabulous season of entertainment.
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Don’t miss The Arizona Winds’ season opener celebrating the music of America’s March King, John Philip Sousa. While Sousa is well-known for his great marches, most Americans don’t know that Sousa was a prolific composer and quintessential entertainer, writing music in a wide variety of styles that captured the imagination and interests of his audiences the world over.

The Arizona Winds’ annual Christmas concert is guaranteed to entertain and delight an audience of all ages as they feature unique arrangements of familiar tunes including a narrated version of “Twas the Night Before Christmas”, a suite from the movie “Polar Express”, a departure from the popular Jingle Bells entitled “Laughing All The Way”, “Parade of the Wooden Soldiers, and much more!)

Join the Arizona Winds for an unforgettable afternoon of movie magic music from the creative genius of legendary film composer John Williams. Williams has composed some of the most popular and recognizable film scores in cinematic history for many of the highest-grossing films of all time.

Join the Arizona Winds for an afternoon of delicious symphonic “sweets” as the band presents six symphonic suites representing a diverse range of styles from a Gilbert & Sullivan comic ballet and early American songs to a Latin-style barn-burner and much more.

Be a part of The Arizona Winds’ “American Pageant” as they close their 2017-2018 season with a collection of patriotic favorites representing America’s diverse musical landscape by composers Richard Rogers, John Williams, Claire Grundman, David Holsinger, John Philip Sousa and more.

ABOUT ARIZONA WINDS

The Arizona Winds is celebrating its 43rd year as a West Valley cultural institution. The band’s musicians, comprised of adults from across the Valley of the Sun and representing numerous professions from music educators to engineers, homemakers to accountants, continue to share their love of music and enrich the lives of audiences throughout the state of Arizona.  The Arizona Winds is a 501 C(3) non-profit organization which presents a series of six free concerts each season and depends entirely upon the generous tax-deductible contributions of its patrons to sustain the superior level of performance thousands enjoy each year.

A little bit more about us…

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, and together we make some great music!