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The Arizona Winds presents its Spring concert, “Fiesta Latina”, on Sunday, April 13.  The concert begins at 3:00 p.m. in the Mountain Ridge High School Auditorium, 22800 North 67th Avenue in Glendale. Admission is free.
This concert is a Latin extravaganza. The music of Latin America, Spain and Cuba is fiery and exciting -  this will be a real cornucopia of styles, rhythms and musical colors!
 For further information visit www.azwinds.com, or also on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Google+
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The Arizona Winds Concert Band presents “Opera Warhorses”, a performance which will be filled with some of the world's most revered and exciting opera overtures. We have included a diverse range of compositional styles and composers, all the way from Leonard Bernstein to Richard Wagner". The event will take place Sunday, February 9th at 3:00 p.m. - Mountain Ridge High School Auditorium - 22800 North 67th Avenue, Glendale. Free admission and parking. The Arizona Winds performs concerts in Glendale and the West Valley. For information visit www.azwinds.com, Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.
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A photo taken at our "Band Dancing" concert...warming up!
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Here is a look at our entire 2013-14 schedule.
Make sure you save these dates in your calendars!
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Make plans to attend one of our season finale concerts - May 19th and May 26!
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The Arizona Winds presents its Spring concert, “Fiesta Latina”, on Sunday, April 13.  The concert begins at 3:00 p.m. in the Mountain Ridge High School Auditorium, 22800 North 67th Avenue in Glendale. Admission is free.
This concert is a Latin extravaganza. The music of Latin America, Spain and Cuba is fiery and exciting -  this will be a real cornucopia of styles, rhythms and musical colors!
 For further information visit www.azwinds.com, or also on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Google+
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Our tremendously popular holiday concert is right around the corner. Get there early for a good seat, as it is usually standing room only. This year we are featuring two vocalists.
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Dan Reed featured on a tribute to Harry James.
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We are excited to announce our season opener! Our first concert of the 2013-14 year will be Sunday, October 27 @ 3 PM. Please note that the location of this concert has changed from our usual venue. The location is for this concert only...all others will be held at our normal spots.
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Watch this video to find out more about the band!
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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