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The band's next concert is February 21st - 3:00 PM at Cactus High School
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Our season opener is Sunday, October 25 at Cactus High School Auditorium - 3pm! As you can tell, our theme will be centered on music from around the world! 
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Our next concert is coming up in a few weeks! It is full of audience favorites from past performances! Plan to get there early as it has been "standing room only" for the last several concerts.
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If you are a movie aficionado and love to listen to the wonderful musical scores from 60 years of America's greatest motion pictures, then you won't want to miss The Arizona Winds' "Movie Magic" concert on Sunday, February 8th.  The concert will begin at 3:00 p.m. in the Mountain Ridge High School Auditorium located at 22800 North 67th Avenue in Glendale.  Admission is free.
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A free family holiday concert with the Arizona Winds Concert Band
Glories of the Holidays
Sun, December 7, 2014, 2:30 PM MST
Midwestern University

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The Arizona Winds will kick off its 2014-2015 concert season on Sunday, November 2nd with a “Spooktacular” musical theme.  The concert begins at 3:00 p.m. at Deer Valley High School, 18424 N 51st Ave in Glendale.

The Halloween weekend program conjures up chillers and thrillers galore from spooky music medleys to motion picture gang busters like "E.T", "Harry Potter" and "King Kong".  "There's an amazing amount of program music to chose from in this genre", stated the band's musical director and conductor, Lt Col (USAF, Ret.) Rich Shelton.  "The music is fun, challenging, and exciting.  It will be a thrill-a-minute musical journey for the audience", Shelton continued.

The audience will enjoy many other popular "spooky" movie and musical themes throughout the concert including "Jaws", "The Witches of Eastick", "Dracula", "War of the Worlds", "Star Wars", "Spider Man", "Zorro", "The Phantom of the Opera", "The Lord of the Rings", "Night on Bald Mountain" and more.

The band’s season includes five more concerts following the November 2nd performance: December 7th, February 8th, March 22nd, and May 10th and 17th. For further information about this concert and future concerts, visit the band’s website at www.azwinds.com, also on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Google+. Arizona Winds concerts are free and open to the public.
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Here is a schedule of the entire season that you can share and print out for handy reference!
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Euphonium soloist BRIAN WILSON in concert with the Arizona Winds Concert Band - Sunday May 10 - Mountain Ridge High School and Sunday May 17 - Sun City Grand Ballroom  - 3pm!
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Believe it or not, it's time for our SEASON FINALE! This is you last chance to hear us in concert until next fall! For this last concert we will be featuring the very talented euphonium soloist Brian Wilson with the band on several difficult and unique pieces...a concert you don't want to miss! You have two chances - Mountain Ridge High School and Sun City Grand! See you at one...or both!
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Here is the info for our next concert! It promises to be an exciting one, so hope to see you there!
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Please keep us in mind when you do your shopping on Amazon! For every dollar you spend, Amazon will generously donate 5% to the band. The are no strings attached and doesn't cost you an extra penny. All you need to do is log into your Amazon account via AmazonSmile and make sure that the Arizona Winds Concert Band is selected as your choice to donate. Happy shopping, and thank you in advance!!
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Our next concert will be December 7 at Midwestern University! This concert is always packed, so arrive early for best seating!
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Thrilling audiences in the valley since 1974!
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The Arizona Winds Concert Band was founded in 1974. It was formed to offer an experience for adults to further continue with their instruments after high school and college. They soon matured into a high level-performing ensemble thrilling its audiences with fine music. Throughout their existence, many wonderful guest conductors have appeared in front of this group and include such renown individuals as Geoffrey Brand of the London Wind Ensemble, A.S.C.A.P. composer William H. Hill, Arizona State University Director of Bands Dr. Richard Strange (ret.), past Northern Arizona University Director of Bands Dr. Patricia Hoy (currently School of Music Dean at University of Tennessee -Memphis, retired Northern Arizona University Director of Bands Dr. Donald Wolf and Col. John R. Bourgeois (ret.) of the world renown ‘Presidents Own’ US Marine Corp Band from Washington D.C.

The band performs throughout Arizona in such places as Prescott, Chandler, Carefree, Sun City and Glendale to name a few. They have been invited to perform at Arizona Central College, Northern Arizona University and numerous high schools and elementary schools throughout the valley, including travel out-of-state to school campuses in southern California.

At the retirement of John Thrasher in 1999 from Glendale Community College, the band chose to leave the school with its founder. Together they embarked on a new musical experience at a new location and with a new name, the Arizona Winds. The 'premier' adult community band never looked back. They continue the tradition of fine musical performances, sharing their musical talents and enriching the lives of the wonderful communities that make up Arizona.

The group recently became a Non Profit Organization. Your generous and deeply appreciated donations are tax-deductible! 

The band performs concerts from October through May