Dear Arizona Winds Friends & Family,

As many of you may have already heard,  on Sunday Governor Ducey announced that Arizona is following the CDC’s new COVID-19 virus guidance that large events and mass gatherings, to include conferences, festivals, parades, concerts, sporting events, weddings & other types of assemblies, be cancelled. Out of an abundance of caution, and concern for the health and safety of our valued patrons, musicians, and the community, the Arizona Winds has regrettably decided to cancel our April 5th  concert

Doctors and experts all seem to agree that “social separation” is the best way to stem the spread of this deadly virus in the days and weeks to come.  The CDC recommends this be in effect for at least the next eight weeks. In the weeks to come, we will continue to monitor local, state and federal recommendations related to the progress of this virus battle and we will let you know if we can proceed with our May 31st concert as we draw closer to that date.

Thank you all for your wonderful support.  May God protect each of you and keep you safe and healthy!


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.