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The Arizona Winds Announces its 2021-2022  Concert Season in its new venue 

The Arizona Winds, one of the oldest and most highly acclaimed performing groups in Greater  Phoenix, is ready to bring its unique brand of musical entertainment back to life following its  nearly 18-month pandemic-generated hiatus. The 46-year-old musical organization will host a  regular season of five new and exciting community concerts beginning Sunday, October 17th  in its new performance venue, The Vista Center for the Arts, 15660 N. Parkview Place,  Surprise. “We are so excited to begin performing again and doing so in a dedicated  performing arts center that is so much more conducive to live musical performance. And, with  1,300 seats, the new venue is much larger and more audience-friendly than our previous  venue”, stated the band’s Music Director and Conductor, Lieutenant Colonel, USAF (Ret.) Rich  Shelton. Concert dates are October 17 & December 12, 2021, and February 20, April 10 and  June 5, 2022. All concerts begin at 3:00 p.m. Doors open at 2:00. 

Mark your calendars now…you won’t want to miss a beat!


Rich Shelton, Lt. Col USAF (Ret.)

Music Director and Conductor



The Arizona Winds is celebrating its 45th 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! 

Did you know that you can contribute to The Arizona Winds every time you purchase online at Bookmark this link ( so all your eligible shopping on will benefit The Arizona Winds.