AWS History

In 1979, a small group of dedicated musicians gathered together for the sheer purpose of having a musical outlet for personal fulfillment. Initially called the North Fulton Community Band, the group evolved into the internationally respected Atlanta Wind Symphony. Known for its musical excellence, service to the community and contribution to music education, the AWS consists of adult musicians ranging in experience from some of Atlanta’s finest professional musicians and composers to hobbyists.

Comprised of four core events, the Atlanta Wind Symphony’s Master Concert Series is performed in the Roswell Cultural Arts Center each year. Members of the AWS practice diligently, performing a wide variety of events in addition to the Master Concert Series, in several outdoor venues including public parks and civic celebrations. Additionally, the AWS has performed at many of Georgia’s universities, churches and in many of Atlanta’s premiere concert halls.

Throughout its 30 year history, Atlanta Wind Symphony has performed for television, charity benefits, state officials, including an appearance at Carnegie Hall. This group remains committed to delivering extraordinary performances, within reach of all audiences.