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.

Wind Orchestra Links

Past Concerts and Sound Bites
List of Past Repertoire by Composer

Next Concert:

Revelry and Reverence

Sunday, March 17, 2024
2:00 pm
at the New Mexico Museum of Art
in the St. Francis Auditorium

Guest Conductor

Paul W. Popiel is a distinguished conductor, music professor, and the current Dean of the School of Music at the University of Kansas, a role to which he was appointed in 2023. He previously served as the Director of Bands for thirteen years at Kansas, making him only the seventh person to hold this position in the band’s rich 125-year history.

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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.

  • Dr. Jaclyn Hartenberger

    Associate Director Bands
    Hugh Hodgson School of Music
    The University of Georgia