High Desert Winds Santa Fe is a community wind ensemble comprised of primarily wind and percussion instrumentalists.  The ensemble promotes wind-centric music and music education in the Northern Hew Mexico community.  This community has a need for high level music opportunities, which allwo for collaboration among accomplished adult community musicians and music educators and advanced high school students.

If you would like more information about participating in High Desert Winds, as a musician or volunteer, please contact us.

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Would you like to sponsor a work on an upcoming concert by the High Desert Winds Santa Fe?  Most music purchases cost approximately $100.  Your contribution is tax-deductible, and your sponsorship will be noted in our concert program.  Contact us to learn more!

Next Concert

Sunday, October 15, 2023
2:00 pm

New Mexico Museum of Art
St. Francis Auditorium
107 W. Palace Ave. – Santa Fe

The High Desert Winds Santa Fe will present our first concert of the 2023-24 Season on October 15, 2023, 2pm at the St. Francis Auditorium located in the New Mexico Museum of Art, 107 W. Palace Ave.

Under the baton of Dr. Janice Gaynor, the performance will feature the music of Grainger, Giroux, Schubert, Saint-Saens and others.

Our guest conductor is April Pickrell conducting R.W. Smith’s “The Gathering of the Yeoman”.

Also featured will be the HDWSF Woodwind Quintet in a performance of David Gillingham’s “Concerto for Wind Ensemble”.

Admission is FREE with donations gratefully accepted

Now Accepting
Requests for

Please contact Ricardo Hernandez, membership chair, if you are interested in auditioning.


Dr. Jan Gaynor

High Desert Winds Santa Fe’s Artistic Director and Principal Conductor

Read more about Jan here.

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Past Repertoire by Composer
HDWSF Calendar

 Advisory Board

Ned Snow – President

Bob Miller – Past President

David Jennison – President Elect/Vice President

Sarah Hood – Secretary

David Dennison – Treasurer

Ricardo Hernandez – Membership Chair

Peter Fickenwirth – Member At Large

Rodger Fletcher – Member At Large

Gretchen Johnson – Member At Large

Howard Oechsner – Member At Large

Jan Gaynor – Artistic Director