Cascade Winds Symphonic Band

Livestream Link for December 4th Concert

It’s fall 2022, and I am thrilled to say that I and the musicians of the Cascade Winds are finally back in the unrestricted throws of making music! We have an entire season of full concerts planned out – first time in two years – and are in the midst of preparing for our first performance in December. The excitement across the group is palpable. Notable works on this first concert include John Williams’ driving March from the movie “1941” and a repertoire staple for concert band by Alfred Reed titled “Russian Christmas Music.” We look forward to the experience of sharing this music with the Central Oregon community!

In order to reach as broad an audience as possible we will continue to livestream our concerts this season. A few days before each performance, a link will be sent to those on our email list and it will also be posted on the front page of our website. 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.

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.