The Wind Orchestra was founded in 2007 to provide high-caliber wind-centric musical exposure to audiences in northern New Mexico.
Our music format focuses on the performance of contemporary – and traditional – works of wind orchestra literature. And our programs are quite varied and can include period American and non-American pieces involving strings, voice, and a variety of keyboards. As one of only a handful of professional-level wind orchestras in the country, we offer local and regional audiences the opportunity to experience music very few people can access.
Concerts are free to the public.
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The Concordia Santa Fe Wind Orchestra concert scheduled for March 29, 2020, will not be held as planned.
Dear friends of Concordia Santa Fe,
Due to the New Mexico government’s response to the COVID-19 virus, it will not be possible for our Wind Orchestra to perform its scheduled concert on Sunday, March 29, 2020. While we are disappointed that the ensemble will not be able to share its music on that date, we applaud the efforts of our elected officials to keep all New Mexicans healthy and to minimize the impact of this serious contagion.
In the upcoming days and weeks, we will be working with our venue administrators at the New Mexico Museum of Art to determine if and when the performance can be rescheduled. We will keep you informed about upcoming events, and we sincerely thank you for supporting Concordia Santa Fe’s musical ensembles.
As Director of Instrumental Studies at William Jewell College, Dr. Langston Hemenway conducts the Symphonic Band, directs the Jazz Band, teaches conducting and instrumental technique classes, supervises music education students and administrates the instrumental division of the music department.
Previous Guest Conductors
Rather than engaging a full-time artistic director or conductor, the Wind Orchestra invites a guest conductor of national renown for each concert to select repertoire, rehearse the ensemble and present a performance. All of our guest conductors are dedicated to advancing the wind orchestra format as a contemporary medium for live music.