Academy Winds is an exciting member of The Academy Band's family of musical ensembles. This innovative sextet is comprised of instrumentalists from every section of the Concert Band to include woodwinds, double reeds, brass, percussion and vocals. The result is an eclectic performance sure to please every audience member. Drawing on fresh, dynamic arrangements, the group presents a wide variety of musical styles, always with contagious enthusiasm. Whether performing Renaissance music, symphonic favorites, traditional jazz or even the latest pop chart, this versatile ensemble will have you wondering, "What could possibly be next?"
Academy Winds superbly supports the USAF Academy Band's missions of community relations, educational outreach and Air Force recruiting. The members of Academy Winds have studied at some of the most prestigious universities and music conservatories in the country. The group uses that education to perform spectacular public concerts and to offer outreach to high school and college students through clinics and master classes. Their exceptional musical performance will not only entertain you but will also deliver a patriotic message that will linger in your heart and mind forever. Academy Winds guarantees a memorable musical experience!
Academy Winds is a unique ensemble that captivates and educates students at grade school, high school, and college levels. Using student involvement and a variety of instruments from kazoos to strings, the ensemble explores many genres of music and encourages school pride, patriotism, positive self-image and teamwork. They even sneak in the importance of physical fitness and the idea of "excellence in all you do", an Air Force core value! Their message focuses on maximizing personal and professional skills, and is appropriate for the entire student body and faculty. The group is flexible enough to perform in any setting, from an intimate classroom to a large concert hall. In one action-packed performance, Academy Winds will create lasting memories and lifelong lessons for students and educators alike. All events provided by the Academy Winds are free and open to the public.