Audition for Our New Season!

Interested in becoming a part of our group for this coming year, either as a member or a sub? Now is the time! Space is tight, but we welcome any and all inquiries.

Auditions will be held on the evening of Wednesday, September 9 (note date change!), from 7 to 9 pm at Edina High School.

If you’re interested in learning about current openings, scheduling an audition time, or learning more about performing with our group, please email!

From the Director

“Making fine music come alive is an engaging and worthwhile challenge, as well as a rejuvenating source of joy and gratification that deepens with age and experience. The Minnesota Symphonic Winds takes this all quite seriously, while managing to have a lot of fun in the process!”

— Dr. Timothy Mahr, Conductor

News & Updates

Thanks to everyone who auditioned!
posted September 04, 2014

We had another excellent round of auditions last night—so much talent here in the Twin Cities! Space was very tight, and we weren’t able to audition all sections this time around; if you weren’t able to try out with us this year, we sincerely hope you’ll inquire again next season. Our rehearsal cycle officially starts in less than a week now, and we’re super excited to start preparing our first concert! Stay tuned for updates!

Coming Up

A Musical Picnic

Tuesday, June 16, 2015 – 7 pm

Normandale Lake Bandshell
5901 W 84th St
Bloomington, MN 55438
Admission: Free!

Summer greetings from the Minnesota Symphonic Winds! We are arriving soon at the end of long and productive year of music-making, and next week we invite you to join us for one more celebration! Our season finale is a perennial favorite, staged out in the open air on the beautiful shores of Normandale Lake and open for music lovers of all ages. Grab a picnic basket, your friends and family, and maybe an umbrella just in case (check the weather!), and treat yourself to an evening of outdoor music to kick off the summer season!

Our final program of the year features a mix of patriotic flare and old favorites, juxtaposing classic marches, theatrical medleys and soulful serenades.