Leave the monocle and ascot at home and get ready to have a blast. Because the Dallas Wind Symphony and Artistic Director Jerry Junkin have prepared a season of entertainment, excitement and education for the whole family.

Look forward to a tour-de-force of world-class musicianship—and a truly spectacular time. From blockbuster movie scores and award-winning musical guests to Latin sizzle and cool holiday favorites, it’s a season centered around the music you love most.

All concerts begin at 8:00 p.m. at the Meyerson Symphony Center unless otherwise noted. Single tickets priced from $19-$49.


September 18, 2012

The season gets off to a running start with entertainment of Olympic proportions, featuring pianist Christina Long. Also featuring Mary Preston and the Lay Family Concert Organ.

  • Olympic Fanfare and Theme – John Williams
  • Kaddish – Francis McBeth
  • Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Major, Op. 26 – Sergei Prokofiev
  • Church Windows – Ottorino Respighi/Odon
  • The Stars and Stripes Forever! – Sousa


October 16, 2012

Latin passion with wind band flavor, featuring acclaimed North Texas ensemble Mariachi Quetzal.

  • Cuban Overture – George Gershwin/Rogers
  • Huapango! – Jose Pablo Moncayo
  • La Fiesta Mexicana – H. Owen Reed (with Mariachi Quetzal)
  • Lola Flores – Alfredo Sadel/Tucci (encore)


Two shows!
Sunday Nov. 11, 2:00pm @ Allen Performing Arts Center
Tuesday Nov. 13, 8:00pm @ Meyerson Symphony Center

From sorcerers and sharks to Skywalkers, it’s the legendary movie music of John Williams.

  • Liberty Fanfare
  • Main Theme from Star Wars
  • Out to Sea and The Shark Cage Fugue from Jaws
  • March from Superman
  • Viktor’s Tale from The Terminal (Deborah Fabian, clarinet)
  • The Adventures of Mutt from Indiana Jones and The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
  • Hymn to the Fallen from Saving Private Ryan
  • Suite from Harry Potter
  • Midway March
  • Adventures on Earth from E.T.
  • March from 1941 (encore)


Two shows!
Sunday Dec. 16, 2:00pm @ Allen Performing Arts Center
Wednesday Dec. 19, 8:00pm @ Meyerson Symphony Center

All your holiday favorites, celebrating our new CD release!

  • Deck the Halls with Boughs of Holly – Traditional/Kay
  • Fantasia on the Dargason from Suite No. 2 in F – Gustav Holst
  • Children’s March “Over the Hills and Far Away” – Percy Grainger
  • Jingle Bells – arr. Morton Gould
  • I Wonder As I Wander – Niles (Mela Dailey, soprano)
  • O Holy Night – Adolphe Adam/arr. Lovrien (Mela Dailey, soprano)
  • Train Ride from Winter Holiday, Op. 122 – Prokofiev/Cable
  • Polonaise from Christmas Eve – Rimsky-Korsakov/Steiger
  • Christmas Time is Here – Vince Guaraldi/Shaw
  • Silent Night – Gruber (Mela Dailey, soprano)
  • This Christmas – Hathaway (Mela Dailey, soprano)
  • A Home Alone Christmas – John Williams/Lavender
  • Christmas Sing-along – arr. David Lovrien
  • A Christmas Festival – Leroy Anderson


Tuesday, January 22, 2013, 8:00pm @ Meyerson Symphony Center

Tuba-phile? Flute fanatic? Don’t miss this concert with the Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra Wind Symphony. Featuring Mary Preston and the Lay Family Concert Organ.

  • Intrada 1631 – Stephen Montague
  • California Suite – John Gibson
  • High Wire – John Mackey
  • First Suite in Eb for Military Band – Gustav Holst
  • A Festival Prelude – Alfred Reed
  • One Time at Band Camp – Scott McAllister
  • Finale from Symphony No. 2 – David Maslanka
  • The High School Cadets – Sousa


Tuesday, February 12, 2013, 8:00pm @ Meyerson Symphony Center

A musical melange featuring Grammy Award-winning band Brave Combo. Their distinctive polka/rock style, paired with the power of the Dallas Wind Symphony and pianist/conductor Jeff Hellmer, will make this one Fat Tuesday performance to remember. Think New Orleans jazz and zydeco meet Brazilian Carnival with a little bit of Caribbean reggae — and a whole lot of family fun!

  • Tico Tico – Abreu/Iwai
  • Stealin’ Apples – Henderson/Bouras
  • Nothing is Permanent – Brave Combo
  • Postcard from New Orleans – Brave Combo/Bouras
  • Galopeando – Santiago
  • Vassourinhas


March 26, 2013

Experience heavy metal of the brass variety as trombone rock star Joe Alessibrings his killer chops to the Meyerson stage. Also featuring Bradley Welch and the Lay Family Concert Organ.

  • Sonoran Desert Holiday – Ron Nelson
  • The Alcotts – Charles Ives
  • Harvest – John Mackey
  • American Salute – Morton Gould
  • Bolivar! – Eric Cook
  • Epiphanies – Ron Nelson
  • 76 Trombones – Meredith Willson (encore)


April 23, 2013

An upbeat evening of pomp and percussion with special guest Tom Burritt. Also featuring Bradley Welch and the Lay Family Concert Organ.

  • Canzona – Peter Mennin
  • Intermezzo from ‘Cavalleria Rusticana’ – Pietro Mascagni
  • “Drum Music” Concerto for Percussion – John Mackey
  • The Black Horse Troop – John Philip Sousa
  • Symphony No. 4 – David Maslanka


July 4, 2013, 1:00pm – Meyerson Symphony Center

Nobody says, “Happy Birthday, America!” like the Dallas Wind Symphony with our Star Spangled Spectacular! Featuring a battalion of Sousa’s best marches plus a patriotic panoply of great songs from the American soundtrack. We’ll have indoor fireworks, hot dogs, a salute to our armed forces and even an appearance by John Philip Sousa himself! (Well, it’s really a guy in a Sousa costume but we won’t tell if you won’t.)

You’ll be feeling red, white and blue from the top of your stovepipe hat to the tips of your star-spangled toes. Break out the bunting and join the party!

  • George Washington Bicentennial – John Philip Sousa
  • Procession of the Nobles – Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov/Leidzen
  • Manhattan Beach – John Philip Sousa (encore)
  • Irish Tune from County Derry – Percy Grainger
  • Fairest of the Fair – John Philip Sousa (encore)
  • Variations – Rossini/Schmidt
  • (Donald Fabian, soprano saxophone)
  • Hands Across the Sea – John Philip Sousa (encore)
  • Easter Monday on the White House Lawn – John Philip Sousa
  • Russian Sailors’ Dance – Reinhold Gliére
  • Washington Post – John Philip Sousa (encore)
  • Galop from Geneviève de Brabant – Jacques Offenbach/Bourgeois
  • Hoe-Down from Rodeo – Aaron Copland/Rogers
  • Second Prelude – George Gershwin/Krance
  • Battle Hymn of the Republic – arr. Wilhousky/Steffe
  • Armed Forces Salute – arr. Bob Lowden
  • America, the Beautiful – Samuel A. Ward/Carmen Dragon
  • The Stars and Stripes Forever – John Philip Sousa (encore)