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WIND ORCHESTRA


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
List of Past Repertoire by Concert

Next Concert:

“Celestial Bodies”

Sunday, October 21, 2018
2:00 pm
at the New Mexico Museum of Art
in the St. Francis Auditorium

Dr. Paul Popiel, guest conductor

Paul Popiel

Paul W. Popiel, professor of music, is the Director of Bands at the University of Kansas, only the seventh person to hold this position in the band’s storied 125-year history. Dr. Popiel conducts the KU Wind Ensemble, directs the graduate program in wind conducting, and guides all aspects of the university band program. His previous appointments include the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music and Oklahoma State University. He also enjoyed several years teaching in the public schools of Texas and Michigan.

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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. Donald McKinney

    Director Bands
    College of Music
    The University of Colorado Boulder