Grand Symphonic Winds is a Twin Cities based civic wind ensemble with a growing reputation for excellence, well known for bringing original music to a diverse audience.  It strives to expand and redefine the perception of what constitutes a concert band.  GSW has made the conscious decision to challenge both its members and audience with a wide range of musical styles.  During its 25 year history, it has championed new music, including dozens of unique compositions from across the globe that have rarely or never been performed in Minnesota previously.

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Who We Are

Celebrating more than 25 years of quality music, Grand Symphonic Winds is dedicated to providing musicians the opportunity to perform music of many periods and styles while offering music-lovers throughout the Twin Cities area a chance to enjoy this same music. Under the leadership of Music Director Dr. Matthew George, GSW continues to grow as one of the most versatile and accomplished civic ensembles in the area.

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Our Mission

GSW’s mission is to create opportunities for dedicated and accomplished musicians from the Twin Cities area to experience and perform music of the highest quality and integrity, and to make this music accessible to the public. GSW endeavors to share with its community the broad and exciting capabilities of the wind ensemble, and to effectively express the value of serious music to the city.