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The Naperville Winds is committed to the finest performances of the most outstanding works of the wind band repertory. The Naperville Winds rehearses, performs, and records at North Central College’s world-class Wentz Concert Hall on its beautiful Naperville, Illinois campus.


Thursday, February 23, 2023:
EVOLUTION: Wind Bands in the 20th Century

On Thursday, February 23rd, The Naperville Winds will showcase music from the beginning of the wind band as an art-music ensemble in earnest (i.e., the British Band Classics of the 1900s and ’10s) to the explosion of the percussion section in the 1990s. In between, we’ll explore the jazz influence the ’20s, ’30s, and ’40s, the post-war commercial era of the ’50s and ’60s, and the exploration of color, texture, and extended techniques of the ’60’s, ’70s, and ’80s. With Special Guest Ensemble, the Dwight D. Eisenhower High School Wind Ensemble, Mr. Justin Antos, conductor

The program will include:
1. Second Suite in F- Holst
2. Second Prelude (featuring pianist Dr. Devin Starr)- Gershwin
3. Rocky Point Holiday- Nelson
4. Caccia and Chorale- Williams
5. Machu Picchu (encore performance)- Yagisawa

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Openings for the 2022-2023 Season

We are currently have openings for:

Contrabassoon- 1 opening
Bass Clarinet- 1 opening
Trumpet- 1 opening
Percussion- 1 opening

Please click here for audition details and information.

Please contact Dr. Sean Kelley, Music Director, at director@thenapervillewinds.org. if you have any questions.


Available Now… Our Debut Album

Including:
1. Dancing Fire by Kevin Day; 2. Lincolnshire Posy by Percy Grainger; 3. Symphonic Overture by James Barnes; 4. Symphony No. 4 by David Maslanka; 5. Fantasia in G Major by J.S. Bach/arr. Goldman; 6. Equus by Eric Whitacre; 7. Smetana Fanfare by Karel Husa; and 8. Come Sunday by Omar Thomas

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