Making music matter by enhancing the North Texas cultural quality of life by promoting and performing great wind band music. These performances help to enrich, educate, and entertain the general public with a special emphasis on providing young, talented, aspiring student artists opportunities to perform as soloists with this first-class wind ensemble.
Founded in 1993, Metropolitan Winds represents all that is exciting about symphonic band music in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. Audiences have come to love the innovative programming and passionate performances for which Metropolitan Winds has become synonymous.
Members of the ensemble can be seen around the Metroplex in other roles such as professional musicians, band directors and private music teachers. Despite their varied backgrounds they each share a love of wind band music and a passion for finely crafted concert presentations that are enthusiastically received by audiences of all ages. For the teachers in the group, being on stage with Metropolitan Winds provides the opportunity to continue to practice the art of performance -- for that is exactly what they are teaching their students: a performing art!
Metropolitan Winds endeavors to enhance the sense of community and foster music appreciation in the area through regular performances of the world's great music, and to provide area musicians the opportunity to collaborate with other capable musicians, express themselves artistically, and to keep live musical performances alive! As other performing arts groups struggle for continued survival, Metropolitan Winds is committed to educating the public about the unique role live musical performances can fill in our daily lives.
The Metropolitan Winds is a member in good standing of the Association of Concert Bands (ACB), The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP), and Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI).
We have no 'usual repertoire' as MetropolitanWinds presents balanced programs that have the twofold objective to entertain and to enlighten our audiences. Concert genres have included:
The Metropolitan Winds is a tax exempt, non profit, 501(c)3 organization.
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