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The Midwest Winds woodwind quintet is an ambassador of the Air Force Band of Mid-America, providing a highly professional product to communicate esprit de corps and render honor to our Airmen and country.  Located at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, this ensemble is committed to honoring veterans and active duty military members across a 10 state region in the Midwestern United States.  The Midwest Winds present public concerts and educational outreach events, inspiring and connecting with its audiences.  The group offers a wide range of musical literature from classical and contemporary music to marches and patriotic crowd pleasers to light popular music. 

The Midwest Winds woodwind quintet provides music for military retirements, changes of command and other official military functions. The group plays public concerts honoring service-members past and present, connecting the Air Force with the communities around our bases.  The Midwest Winds also reaches out to America’s young music students, offering concerts, clinics and master classes in wind chamber repertoire and instrumental technique. These performances allow students a unique opportunity to see a professional music group up close and talk to members about music and careers in the United States Air Force.