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Mission Winds

Mission Winds, the clarinet quartet from the United States Air Force Band of the West, is stationed at Joint Base
San Antonio Lackland, Texas. The ensemble is comprised of four professional musicians that play Eb, Bb,
and Bass Clarinets. Mission Winds is dedicated to presenting to its audiences the total spectrum of today’s
musical literature including classical, latin, jazz, popular music, and marches. Along with playing clarinet
quartet standards and arrangements, the group is also on the cutting edge of the music scene by
commissioning multiple new works from composers for the ensemble.

The members of Mission Winds bring to the United States Air Force many years of professional experience with
symphony orchestras, chamber ensembles, touring shows, and today’s popular artists. Currently the ensemble
performs for civilian and military audiences throughout the southern region of the United States.

Mission Winds honors our veterans, inspires the public, and connects with communities through their
performances at a variety of events such as military and civic ceremonies, public outreach and school
concerts. The group supports music education through clinics and master classes to elementary through
college-aged students and presents performance tours throughout Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana,
Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, and Puerto Rico. Mission Winds have performed at various high
schools, elementary schools, middle schools, universities, and have been featured at the Texas Music
Educators Association conventions, benefiting both the students and performers.

Mission Winds Personnel