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 at Carnegie Hall, New York, NY, and has received numerous awards and acclamations. TWS was the 2007-2008 recipient of the John Philip Sousa Foundation Sudler Silver ScrollNorth 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. Where you'll also find details of various suggested donation packages. If you would like to make an individual donation for any amount using Paypal or your credit card, click the Donate button at the bottom of this screen, or write a check.

If you play a band instrument to a reasonably good standard and you're interested in becoming a member of the band, please get in touch with us by on the Contact button at the top of this page: 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 band 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.