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The Academy Street Winds


Directed by Dr. Thomas G. Evans, The Academy Street Winds, (formerly known as the Kalamazoo College Symphonic) is more than a biweekly class – it functions as a beloved creative outlet for woodwind, brass, and percussion students.  In addition, community musicians joined the ensemble in winter of 2016 to expand the sound and capabilities of the group. 

The Academy Street Winds holds one concert each quarter, playing exciting arrays of band music which can be both challenging and simple, but – as Dr. Evans attests – never “simple-minded.”  The band is a great favorite for both its members and its audiences, as the programs are usually coordinated around greatly diverse themes, which allow for performances of much-loved pieces, both classic and brand-new.

tom roar

Listen to past performances:

Bounty Hunter Theme

Slumber My Darling

One Winged Angel

The Acrobats