Since its inception, the Lone Star Wind Orchestra has been focused on two key priorities – providing the North Texas community with exceptional performances of wind band masterpieces and developing the next generation of wind band leaders. The Board of Trustees is excited with the launch of the LSWO Youth Winds - the next major step in expanding our focus on developing the musicianship and leadership of area band students. This new ensemble joins our successful Lone Star Kids program, which encourages middle school students to stay involved in school band programs, and our Music Changing Lives scholarship program, which encourages outstanding high school students to continue their musical development while pursuing a college education. The LSWO Youth Winds will allow gifted and talented area high school students to take their performance skills to the next level by challenging them to play professional-level concert repertoire under the direction of one of the region’s greatest music educators – Dr. Bradley Kent. We believe the LSWO Youth Winds will accelerate the growth and development of the area’s most promising young musicians by offering them the opportunity to interact with the outstanding musicians of the Lone Star Wind Orchestra.
- LSWO Board of Trustees