About Lake Havasu Symphonic Winds
Who We Are: The Lake Havasu Symphonic Winds is a wind ensemble committed to continuing the tradition of American community bands. The majority of the musicians are Lake Havasu residents. The musicians come from all walks of life & ages and share a love of music & a desire to perform with other skilled players.
What We Do: Musicians and their conductor strive for the highest level of musical excellence as they present performances that will touch your hear and all your senses. The ninety-minute concerts are planned around a theme such as a holiday celebration, a historical event, or a style of music. Conductor Kim Wilson selects musical arrangements, both familiar and new, that will challenge the musicians and appeal to a wide range of audience members, including children. From September to mid- April the band rehearses Thursday evening at 7:00 P.M. at the Lake Havasu High School Band Room.
Youth Outreach: Talented high school musicians are included in the group when as opening exists. The Winds offers a scholarship to graduating seniors who want to attend college to prepare for a career in music. And, the Winds encourages youth to learn about and enjoy music by providing free admission for children with an adult and students with a school ID.
Organization: The Winds is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit Arizona corporation of volunteer musicians and support staff governed by a Board of Directors. It is affiliated with the Lake Havasu City Parks and Recreation Department and is a member of the American Concert Band Association and the Allied Arts Council of Lake Havasu City, Inc. The Winds is funded primarily by ticket sales and donations. It also receives a grant from the Arizona Commission on the Arts which is funded by the State of Arizona and the National Endowment on the Arts.
Financial Support: The Winds is funded primarily by tickets sales and donations. It also receives a grant from the Arizona Commission on the Arts which is funded by the State of Arizona and the National Endowment on the Arts.