North Central College - Naperville, IL

Concert Winds and Chamber Winds

The Concert Winds has earned an outstanding reputation for both its technical precision and outstanding musicality. The band is a great source of pride for the College and has performed an extensive list of music.

The Concert Winds rehearses twice a week and performs a total of 14 times both on and off campus. In addition to traditional concert performances each year, the band tours throughout the Midwest, sponsors an invitational concert, holds a concerto contest and records a CD.

The group is dedicated to the education and personal growth of the students. Although the band functions as an ensemble, the personal growth of the members is paramount. Members are treated as individuals and participate in the interpretation of the music. Their individual achievements, both in and out of the band, are considered an important part in their development while at North Central.

Sample Excerpts

Apocalyptic Dreams by David Gillingham (excerpt)

Wedding Dance by Jacques Press

The Chamber Winds is a select ensemble from within the larger Concert Winds, which performs a challenging variety of wind ensemble repertoire.