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

The UTSA Percussion Ensemble, Sherry Rubins, Director

Alfred Frances and Janice Marty Sturchio and the Sturchio Family

RBC Music Company, Inc.

Padgett Stratemann and Company

The San Antonio Gypsy Motorcycle Club

Arpeggio Music Academy

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


We are pleased to present our last concert of the 2018 - 2019 season,  The Adventurers: An Evening With Your Favorite Movie Themes.   We will be performing  Also Sprach Zarathustra  by Richard Strauss; the  Theme from Superman  by John Williams;  Parade of the Tall Ships  by Jay Chattaway;  Excerpts from Close Encounters of the Third Kind  by John Williams;  Star Wars Saga  by John Williams and arranged by Johan de Meij;  Symphonic Highlights from Frozen  arranged by Stephen Bulla; and  The Cowboys  (from the motion picture "The Cowboy and The Girl" by John Williams, arranged by Jim Curnow.  The concert will take place at the  UTSA Department of Music Recital Hall . The concert starts at 6:00 PM and is free and open to the public. Parking is also free.  We hope to see you there!   For more information >

We are pleased to present our last concert of the 2018 - 2019 season, The Adventurers: An Evening With Your Favorite Movie Themes.

We will be performing Also Sprach Zarathustra by Richard Strauss; the Theme from Superman by John Williams; Parade of the Tall Ships by Jay Chattaway; Excerpts from Close Encounters of the Third Kind by John Williams; Star Wars Saga by John Williams and arranged by Johan de Meij; Symphonic Highlights from Frozen arranged by Stephen Bulla; and The Cowboys (from the motion picture "The Cowboy and The Girl" by John Williams, arranged by Jim Curnow.

The concert will take place at the UTSA Department of Music Recital Hall. The concert starts at 6:00 PM and is free and open to the public. Parking is also free.

We hope to see you there!

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 >