The Sixteenth Season of the San Antonio Wind Symphony

The Sixteenth Season of the San Antonio Wind Symphony


The San Antonio Wind Symphony is a group of volunteer musicians who combine their talents and services to provide an opportunity for life-long musical expression and enjoyment; enrich, educate and entertain the general public through live performances; enhance music education in the community by partnering with college, high school and middle school band programs and preserve the cultural history of the wind band repertoire.

As we enter our sixteenth Season, the San Antonio Wind Symphony would like to thank everyone who helps us in our continuing our mission of fostering music education for local students!

In celebration of the 300th Anniversary of San Antonio, each concert will feature the diverse musical traditions from all over the world that have influenced life in San Antonio and the people who make this place so special!

We would like to express our sincere gratitude to our supporters and our sponsors:

The San Antonio Tricentennial Commission

The University of Texas at San Antonio Department of Music

Alfred Frances and Janice Marty Sturchio and the Sturchio Family

RBC Music Company, Inc.

Mitch Usrey at BlueTape Printing Company, San Antonio

Padgett Stratemann and Company

The San Antonio Gypsy Motorcycle Club

Arpeggio Music Academy

Elizabeth Castle of ECastleArt.com

The UTSA Percussion Ensemble, Sherry Rubins, Director

Alamo Heights HS Band, David Stephenson, Director

Stevens HS Band, Robert Rubio, Director

Southwest HS Band, Richard Flores, Director

Smithson Valley HS Band, Matt Boening, Dain Vereen, Jeff Yates, Sam Woodfield, Directors


     The  San Antonio Wind Symphony  will present a concert of music with ties to the culture of San Antonio, celebrating our city's 300th Anniversary!  San Antonio is Military City USA because of the number of military families and civilians working in service to the nation! This year we are honoring 100 Years since the end of WWI, and the sacrifice of our Soldiers in service to the United States.   We will be performing works by John Williams'  Hymn to the Fallen ;  Ready for the Call  by Sean Nelson; former UTSA Music Professor James Balentines' arrangement of  America the Beautiful ; the thrilling  Victory at Sea  by Robert Russell Bennett; Samuel Barber's legendary  Commando March ;  Esprit de Corps  by Robert Jager, and more!  The Veteran's Day concert will take place on Sunday, November 11 at 6 PM in the John Marshall High School Auditorium. Entrance and parking are free!  We hope you can join us in honoring the sacrifices of our Veterans and their families!   For more information >

The San Antonio Wind Symphony will present a concert of music with ties to the culture of San Antonio, celebrating our city's 300th Anniversary!

San Antonio is Military City USA because of the number of military families and civilians working in service to the nation! This year we are honoring 100 Years since the end of WWI, and the sacrifice of our Soldiers in service to the United States.

We will be performing works by John Williams' Hymn to the Fallen; Ready for the Call by Sean Nelson; former UTSA Music Professor James Balentines' arrangement of America the Beautiful; the thrilling Victory at Sea by Robert Russell Bennett; Samuel Barber's legendary Commando March; Esprit de Corps by Robert Jager, and more!

The Veteran's Day concert will take place on Sunday, November 11 at 6 PM in the John Marshall High School Auditorium. Entrance and parking are free!

We hope you can join us in honoring the sacrifices of our Veterans and their families!

For more information >

  Dr. Tracy Cowden,  UTSA Department of Music Department Chair, Roland K. Blumberg Endowed Professor in Music

Dr. Tracy Cowden, UTSA Department of Music Department Chair, Roland K. Blumberg Endowed Professor in Music

A Welcome to New UTSA Music Department Chair

Dr. Tracy Cowden - Recently appointed Roland K. Blumberg Endowed Professor in Music and Chair of the Department of Music at The University of Texas at San Antonio, Tracy Cowden’s professional life centers around making music with others, whether in duos, chamber music, or orchestral settings. Her work as a collaborative pianist includes a wide range of music and partners, from the music of Jane Austen’s songbook with soprano Julianne Baird, to klezmer-influenced music with clarinetist Alexander Fiterstein and cellist Nick Cannelakis, to American fiddle music with violinist Mark O’Connor.

Read more about Dr. Cowden >