About Us

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Recipient of the 2007-2008 John Philip Sousa Foundation Sudler Silver Scroll

The Tennessee Wind Symphony (TWS) was founded in 1991. It presents a year-round series of concerts in a wide range of venues. It is dedicated to excellence in symphonic band performance and to providing quality band music to the people of Tennessee and the surrounding area.

In addition to a regular schedule of concerts in the East Tennessee area, the TWS has performed in Washington, DC, London, England and twice at Carnegie Hall, New York, NY, and has received numerous awards and acclamations. The TWS was the 2007-2008 recipient of the John Philip Sousa Foundation Sudler Silver Scroll, North America’s most prestigious award for community concert bands.

The band typically provides admission-free concerts, being a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation chartered in the State of Tennessee, and funded entirely through corporate sponsors, donations, and membership.  If you would like to make an individual donation for any amount using Paypal or your credit card, click the Donate button at the top of this screen.  To donate via check, please click Contact Us and fill out the brief form for further instructions.

If you play a band instrument to a reasonably good standard and you are interested in becoming a member of the Wind Symphony, please get in touch with us by clicking the Contact Us button at the top of this page and filling out the brief form. You can be sure of a warm welcome. Equally, contact us if you would like to schedule a concert; we can tailor the music and band size to your tastes.

Each year, the Wind Symphony designates one of its concerts as a Rising Star concert featuring one or more superiorly talented high-school musicians from the East Tennessee area. The musicians are selected by members of the band. Watch our Calendar for our next Rising Star concert.

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