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The Mountain West's most prolific wind and percussion ensemble for over fifteen years, The Salt Lake Symphonic Winds is a community-sponsored concert band performing in Salt Lake City and surrounding cities.
Membership is comprised of people from all walks of life, most of whom are former college players and many who play professionally. During the regular concert season—which includes six concerts—repertoire is chosen from the finest wind and percussion literature available ranging from traditional to contemporary styles in a myriad of genres, including overtures, symphonies, concertos, suites, and marches.
The artistry of this ensemble is demonstrated by its selection and performance at the Music Educators National Conference National Convention in Salt Lake City in April, 2006, and the group has also performed at the professional conference of the Utah Music Educators Association. In 2005, the Symphonic Winds became the feature ensemble for the July 4 fireworks celebration in Sugar House Park in Salt Lake, and the group has established itself as part of the identity of that annual event, entertaining as many as 65,000 people.
Musical Director is Thomas P. Rohrer, Director of Bands and Director of Music Education at Utah State University, where he conducts the Wind Orchestra and the Aggie Marching Band as part of his leadership of a diverse collegiate band program and teacher training curriculum.