Frequently Asked Questions

Why do you call it Texas Winds?
When we started playing concerts in 1985, our first musical groups consisted of instruments from the woodwind family. Since then our ensembles have expanded to include the full range of orchestral and popular instruments and voice.
What kind of music do you perform?
Texas Winds performs music that educates, enriches and entertains our audiences. Our repertoire includes classical, country-western, Broadway pops, holiday music, spirituals, and other styles. All of our groups are small in order to facilitate close interaction with Texas Winds audiences.
Who are your audiences?
We bring live musical performances to those who otherwise may not be able to participate in the cultural life of the community. Texas Winds performs for persons confined by ill health, the economically disadvantaged, isolated seniors and preschool children from low income households.
How many musicians are involved?
The Texas Winds roster includes about 70 professional musicians at any given time.
Where can I find a Texas Winds concert?
We perform throughout Dallas, Tarrant, Collin and Denton Counties in nursing homes, retirement homes, hospitals, the VA North Texas Health Care System, senior centers, government assisted housing, adult day facilities, workplaces for the disabled, Head Start Centers, and other preschools.
How many concerts do you play annually?
Texas Winds’ season begins July 1 and ends June 30 each year and now includes more than 1,900 concerts reaching thousands of persons in North Texas. Visit our Annual Report page to see our growth over the years.
How can I help?
Visit our Donate page for details about making a gift to Texas Winds. Click the “Contact Us” button to express your interest in volunteering to assist at a concert. We encourage volunteers to participate in nursing home concerts by assisting residents in attending and enjoying the performance.