Cascade Winds Symphonic Band

The final concert of the Cascade Winds’ 2022-2023 will be held in the Summit High School Auditorium on Sunday, June 4. The concert begins at 2:00PM with doors opening at 1:30PM. There is no admission charge.

The concert program includes a wide range of works, including Jan de Haan’s inspiring Overture to a New Age, Russell Alexander’s rousing march Colossus of Columbia, and Robert Sheldon’s poignant and expressive With Every Sunrise. Rossano Galante’s heroic Lexicon of the Gods depicts three great mythological figures: Perseus, the Greek hero and legendary founder of Mycenae; Penthos, the spirit of grief and lamentation; and lastly, Zeus, who ruled as King of the Gods on Mount Olympus. Finally, we present an expansive masterwork by Philip Sparke, A Colour Symphony. The symphony’s five movements (White, Yellow, Blue, Red, and Green) explore a wide variety of tone colors, instrumental palettes, themes, and harmonies, and includes an extended set of instrumentation with the addition of cellos, harp, and piano.

As with previous performances, we will continue the practice of livestreaming our concerts. You can find the streaming link below. 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 to get future announcements, or are unsure if you are, send a message to and we’ll ensure that you are added to the group.

Livestream Link for June 4, 2023 Concert. Concert Program can be download here

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.