The Arizona Winds and Midwestern University team up once again to ring in the Christmas season with an exciting and joyous concert of spirit-filled, musical Christmas Impressions on Sunday, December 8 at Midwestern University.

On the lighter side, two of the band’s outstanding musicians will perform a very unique piece entitled “Bassoon It Will Be Christmas” (we’ll leave that up to your imaginations!); for the kids in all of us there’s “Secret Agent Santa”, “A Home Alone Christmas” (music by John Williams), “Country Cookin’ Christmas”, music from the 2009 remake of the time-honored motion picture “A Christmas Carol”, and “Swingin’ Santa Claus”. In addition to other traditional and exciting season favorites, the band will present unique arrangements of “Dreidel Dance” and “Eighth Candle” for the Chanukah season.

Bring your friends…you won’t want to miss a beat!


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.