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.

The San Antonio Wind Symphony would like to thank everyone who helps us continue our mission of fostering music education for local students for fourteen wonderful years!

Last season featured our debut at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts and our first ever participation in the Big Give SA. This year has featured performances with the Helotes Area Concert Band, concerts at Southwest High School and UTSA.

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

Elizabeth Castle of ECastleArt.com

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

The University of Texas at San Antonio Department of Music

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 its fifth concert of the season, on Sunday evening, April 23rd, in the James Madison High School Theater for the Performing Arts at 6:00 p.m. In keeping with its educational outreach program, the Wind Symphony will will draw from works on the U.I.L. Prescribed Music List, many of which receive very little attention. The works from the U.I.L. Prescribed Music List that we will be performing include Hector Berlioz's The Overture to Beatrice and Benedict, Frank Ticheli's aggressive and rhythmically active dance (representing the final days of the doomed city of Pompeii), Vesuvius, Norman Dello Joio's Satiric Dances (for A Comedy by Aristophanes), John Gibson's contemplative tone poem, Resting in the Peace of His Hands, Charles Ives' Variations on America, and Charles Griffes' masterpiece, The White Peacock. Although not on the Prescribed Music List, We will be performing the John Philip Sousa march, Easter Monday on the White House Lawn and Vaclav Nelhybel's first work for band, Chorale. The concert is open to the public free of charge, and we hope you will be able to attend. Our next concert is Sunday, May 21st at 6:00 PM in the UTSA Recital Hall. For more information >

The San Antonio Wind Symphony will present its fifth concert of the season, on Sunday evening, April 23rd, in the James Madison High School Theater for the Performing Arts at 6:00 p.m.

In keeping with its educational outreach program, the Wind Symphony will will draw from works on the U.I.L. Prescribed Music List, many of which receive very little attention.

The works from the U.I.L. Prescribed Music List that we will be performing include Hector Berlioz's The Overture to Beatrice and Benedict, Frank Ticheli's aggressive and rhythmically active dance (representing the final days of the doomed city of Pompeii), Vesuvius, Norman Dello Joio's Satiric Dances (for A Comedy by Aristophanes), John Gibson's contemplative tone poem, Resting in the Peace of His Hands, Charles Ives' Variations on America, and Charles Griffes' masterpiece, The White Peacock.

Although not on the Prescribed Music List, We will be performing the John Philip Sousa march, Easter Monday on the White House Lawn and Vaclav Nelhybel's first work for band, Chorale.

The concert is open to the public free of charge, and we hope you will be able to attend.

Our next concert is Sunday, May 21st at 6:00 PM in the UTSA Recital Hall.

For more information >

Mr. Alex Melendez, Band Director, Stinson Middle School

Mr. Alex Melendez, Band Director, Stinson Middle School

MUSICIAN SPOTLIGHT 

With the French Horn being his primary instrument, Mr. Melendez has performed with the San Antonio Wind Symphony since 2006.   He also plays bass guitar at Park Hills Baptist Church as a regular sub and has performed at Oak Hills Church during the holidays.  Before moving to San Antonio, Mr. Melendez performed with the Lubbock, Roswell and Amarillo Symphony Orchestras.

Read more about Mr. Melendez >