The band has begun rehearsals, preparing for our first concert of the season.

“Music of the Great American West” highlights The Arizona Winds’ concert season opener on Sunday, October 27th, 2019. The band will chronicle “How the West Was Won”, conquering America’s frontier from the wild and wooly mining camps, to the rampages of the Civil War, to the many cowboys riding the range and driving herds westward, and from the Alamo to the oil fields of Oklahoma and Texas, and the majestic beauty of the Grand Canyon to the iconic Mount Rushmore. The band’s Music Director and Conductor, Rich Shelton, has put together another stirring video production to accompany this exciting program of music for a stunning aural and visual experience.


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! 

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