The Saint Louis Wind Symphony has become the premier wind ensemble in the Saint Louis metropolitan area.
Established in 1998, the Saint Louis Wind Symphony has garnered distinction as one of the Midwest’s premier concert band organizations.
The Saint Louis Wind Symphony is dedicated to preserving and performing quality wind band music, supporting music education and commissioning new works.
We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit, all volunteer concert band organization.
The Wind Symphony’s 65-member ensemble is staffed by musicians from across Missouri and Illinois. A majority of the ensemble’s membership consists of current and former music educators who believe that the importance of music is demonstrated not only by passing the knowledge of it onto others but also by participating in its creation.
Music is … Tradition, Celebration, Love, Americana
As the Saint Louis Wind Symphony kicks off the 2015-2016 season, we invite you to be an important part of our performances. Each concert this year will explore four facets of musical expression: Tradition, Celebration, Love, Americana. The season is full of highlights. Two very special guest soloists will join us - Jennifer Lim-Judd, Associate Professor of Music at East Central College, as piano soloist for Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue in November, and Thomas Jöstlein, Associate Principal French Horn oåf the Saint Louis Symphony as soloist in February. Compositions old and new will be featured - from time-honored pieces in the Carl Fischer Military Band Journal library, published in the early 20th century, to very recent, and unique, additions to the repertoire. The season will wrap up in spectacular fashion in March with another new commission for the Wind Symphony, the premiere of prominent composer Julie Giroux’s Symphony No. 5, “Heartland Portraits”. This commission has been made possible through a generous donation by Pete Poletti, principal tuba and a charter member of the Wind Symphony. We are very grateful to Pete for making this opportunity available and for adding a major work to the wind band repertoire.
We are very pleased to have Kathy Lawton Brown as our emcee this year. She is well known to St. Louis audiences as a host on the classical music radio station RAF-STL, and also as a vocal soloist and educator in the St. Louis area.
Throughout our eighteenth season we look forward to sharing our passion for this art form with you, our audience, in several outstanding venues: three concerts at the Skip Viragh Center for the Arts at Chaminade College Preparatory School, and one each at the Keating Center Theatre at Kirkwood High School and East Central College - for our November concerts. So consider yourself invited, our audience is an important part of the performance and the only way to hear all of this is live!
The Saint Louis Wind Symphony is committed to enriching the community we serve by sharing our music with a diverse spectrum of local groups and organizations and by providing educational opportunities or area students. The Saint Louis Wind Symphony is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, all volunteer concert band organization, established in 1998, and dedicated to the highest quality performance of the finest wind literature. The Wind Symphony’s 65 musicians hail from across Missouri and Illinois. A majority of our members are current and former music educators who believe that the importance of music is demonstrated not only by passing the knowledge of it onto others, but also by participating in its creation.
We thank you for spending time with us!