About The Ensemble

The Naperville Winds comprises talented musicians from across Chicagoland and beyond. It is the ensemble’s mission to promote, through programming and commissioning, the very best wind band repertoire from a diverse array of styles, time periods, and composers. Membership is open to all players standard of wind band instruments, including Piccolo, Flute, Clarinet in E flat, Clarinet in B flat, Bass Clarinet, Contrabass Clarinet, Oboe, English Horn, Bassoon, Contrabassoon, Horn, Trumpet in B flat, Trombone, Euphonium, Tuba, Percussion, Piano, Organ, Double Bass, and Harp.

The Naperville Winds rehearses each Thursday from late August to late April, 6:00 to 9:00 pm in the North Central College Fine Arts Center/Wentz Concert Hall (171 East Chicago Avenue Naperville, Illinois. 60540). The ensemble performs three to four concerts per season, produces professional recordings of the season’s repertoire, and serves as the keynote ensemble at major events in the area.

The inaugural season will begin with the first rehearsal on Thursday, August 26, 2021. Audition dates and materials will be posted soon will be open to anyone of high school age (14 years old) or older. Please check back frequently for additional information.

Music Director/Conductor
Dr. Sean Kelley, Associate Professor of Music, North Central College

Advisory Board
Ms. Meghan Kats, Instrumental Music Teacher, East Aurora School District 131
Dr. Sean Kelley, Associate Professor of Music, North Central College
Mr. Steve Klaus, Coordinator of Guest Services and Volunteers, Alexian Bros. Medical Center, General Manager, Wheaton Municipal Band
Mr. James Osborne, Instrumental Music Teacher, Elgin Area School District U-46

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