Cascade Winds Symphonic Band

Greetings Cascade Winds Supporters! 

Click play above on Sunday, November 21 to live stream our concert, or click here.

It has been nearly 20 months since the Cascade Winds has been able to hold a public performance. Gratefully, we have begun rehearsing once again and are set to perform a concert on November 21st, 2021 at 2:00 pm in the Summit High School Auditorium. Admission is free, though seating is limited to 300 patrons in order to abide by the current Bend-LaPine School District pandemic protocols. Additionally, all audience members are asked to wear masks.
In order to reach as broad an audience as possible, especially considering the limited seating capacity and related covid concerns, we are pleased to announce that the concert will be live-streamed via YouTube at this link. A few days before the concert, a link will be sent to those on our email list and it will also be posted at the top of this webpage as well. Please feel free to share the link with friends and family who might be interested in viewing the performance from wherever they may be.
If you would like to be included on our email list, or are unsure if you are, send a message to and we’ll make sure that you are receiving Cascade Winds information.
The performance will be a one-hour affair, with no intermission, and will contain a range of works for concert band. Highlights include a suite of tunes from “The Wizard of Oz,” music that celebrates the people and traditions of Ireland and the Czech Republic, plus Leroy Anderson’s beloved “Bugler’s Holiday” performed by three of our talented Cascade Winds trumpeters.
The Cascade Winds musicians and I are excited for the opportunity to bring live music to our community once again, and we hope that you will join us either in person or tune in via the live stream on November 21st at 2:00 pm.
Wishing you all the best,
Michael Gesme



Directed by Michael Gesme, the Cascade Winds perform a wide variety of repertoire that often spans several centuries and represents diverse musical styles

The members of the band feel that it is important that music is accessible to all, therefore our performances are free and open to all listeners. However, we still have production costs associated with our concerts. As a result we rely on individual and corporate donations as well as fees from the musicians themselves to support our operations. We are a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization and all donations go towards our direct operating expenses. No funding goes toward administration of the band which is fully supported by volunteers from within the group and the Central Oregon community.

Your generosity is greatly appreciated and your support will help further the presence of music in Central Oregon. You can learn about support the band on our donation page.