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


We are pleased to present our first concert of 2019,  La Sonnambula !  We will be performing the  Grad Duetto Concertato  from Bellini's opera, La Sonnambula (the Sleepwaker) performed by two members of one of America's premier ensembles, the United States Coast Guard Band.  We will also be performing other favorites such as  Romanian Rhapsody No. 2  by Georges Enesco,  Solid Men to the Front  by John Philip Sousa,  Concert Variations  by Claude T. Smith,  Symphony No. 6 (Mvt III)  by James Barnes, and  Cousins  by Herbert L. Clarke.  The concert will take place at the  Harlan High School  auditorium and starts at 6:00 PM and is free and open to the public.  We hope to see you there!   For more information >

We are pleased to present our first concert of 2019, La Sonnambula!

We will be performing the Grad Duetto Concertato from Bellini's opera, La Sonnambula (the Sleepwaker) performed by two members of one of America's premier ensembles, the United States Coast Guard Band.

We will also be performing other favorites such as Romanian Rhapsody No. 2 by Georges Enesco, Solid Men to the Front by John Philip Sousa, Concert Variations by Claude T. Smith, Symphony No. 6 (Mvt III) by James Barnes, and Cousins by Herbert L. Clarke.

The concert will take place at the Harlan High School auditorium and starts at 6:00 PM and is free and open to the public.

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 >