Cascade Winds Symphonic Band

Coming off of a terrific fall concert, the musicians of the Cascade Winds and I are looking forward to the second concert of the season on March 12, 2023, held in the Summit High School Auditorium. The concert begins at 2:00 with doors opening at 1:30, and there is no admission charge. Highlights of the winter concert include “Pieces of Eight,” a work that prominently features the percussion section, the jazz inspired “St. Louis Blues March,” and an expansive work by one of the most prominent and prolific twenty-first-century composers for wind ensemble, Brian Balmages, titled “Symphonic Episodes.” We hope that you’ll join us!

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 March 12th Concert

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.