"Where music meets community."
The Mission of the Reno Wind Symphony, a community based professional-level wind ensemble, is to provide high quality and challenging musical experiences for its members, supply quality, entertaining performances for audiences in the community, and promote artistic enrichment in our arts community.
Everything we do at the Reno Wind Symphony is to improve the quality of life in our Northern Nevada community.
Over the last ten years, the Reno Wind Symphony has become a staple family-oriented, classical music tradition for citizens of Northern Nevada. We have done that by striving to continue the history of concert bands and the legacies of Sousa and Fillmore, as well as enhancing and promoting the modern wind ensemble of the 21st century.
The Reno Wind Symphony performs four to six concerts a year at Nightingale Concert Hall on the campus of the University of Nevada. Concerts are a mixture of contemporary, classical, and popular works for wind ensemble or symphonic band.
In January 2006, the Reno Wind Symphony was founded by Dr. A. G. “Mack” McGrannahan III, Director of Bands Emeritus/Professor of Music Emeritus at the University of Nevada, who serves as Conductor and Artistic Advisor. The group is comprised of 66 musicians from our community, many with day jobs, who come together to rehearse each week with the same belief that drives them. The belief that music and the arts improve the quality of their life and the lives of our community members.