Since the Arizona Winds can’t perform live for the time being because of Covid-19 restrictions, we wanted to offer our friends some highlights from several years of concerts.

Please visit our Media tab above to Watch or Listen to some of your favorites.

Arizona Winds Covid-19 Update—January 2021

Happy New Year to our Arizona Winds family and friends!  With the year 2020 now in our rearview mirror, we can hope and pray for a much-improved new year!  The Covid-19 Pandemic sadly shut down all performing arts, but we were fortunate to get in at least two concerts last season! (I always try to look on the bright side!)

 We are very hopeful that the vaccines now being administered will, in the next few months, bring a new level of confidence to the public that our lives can start returning to normal!  The Arizona Winds Board of Directors and our performance venue staff have closely monitored this progress as well as state and federal guidelines in anticipation of that safe return to “normal”. The consensus is that it is yet too soon to gather in large crowds and it is in the best interest of our valued patrons and personnel to remain “on hold” for the first half of 2021. 

 We look forward with great anticipation and excitement to the 2021-2022 season starting next October.  Thank you all for your continued support.  We miss you and look forward to seeing ALL of you next October! 

 On behalf of the entire Arizona Winds, I wish you a Happy and healthy 2021!  See you in October!


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.