• THE PURPOSE

    The Akron Symphonic Winds has been formed to offer admission free concerts to the public throughout Summit, Medina, Wayne, Cuyahoga, Geauga, and Portage Counties. By request the band also performs concerts in other parts of Northeast Ohio.

  • Young Artists Competition

    The Akron Symphonic Winds is sponsoring a Young Artists Competition to feature a musician 18 years or younger in a solo work with the Band. The musician must submit a video performing a solo that is playable with band accompaniment of a maximum length of 10 minutes. All submissions are due April 30, 2019. The winning musician will be featured at our Akron Art Expo performance on Saturday, July 27, 1pm, at Hardesty Park, Arkon, Ohio.

    The musician will be given a video recording of their performance.

    Entry Fee is $10 payable below with Paypal

  • Young Composer's Competition

    The Akron Symphonic Winds is sponsoring a Young Composer's Competition to feature the composition of a composer age 21 or younger. We are looking for an original work for our Wind Ensemble with a maximum length of 10 minutes. The composer must submit a pdf of the score and parts sent directly to akronsymponicwinds@gmail.com. All submissions are due April 30, 2019. Instrumentation: Flute/Piccolo (opt), oboe, clarinet 1-3, bass clarinet or bari sax, bassoon, alto sax, tenor sax, french horn 1-3, trumpet 1-3, trombone, baritone (opt), tuba, timpani, percussion (3 max).

    The winning composition will be featured at our Art in the Park - Kent performance on Saturday, Sept. 7, 4:45pm, at

    Fuller Park, Kent, Ohio.

    The composer will be given a video recording of their performance.

    Entry Fee is $10 payable below with Paypal

  • Copley Bicentennial Composition Competition

    The Akron Symphonic Winds is sponsoring a Composition Competition seeking an original work celebrating the bicentennial of the Township of Copley, Ohio. We are looking for an original work for our Wind Ensemble with a maximum length of 10 minutes. The composer must submit a pdf of the score and parts sent directly to akronsymponicwinds@gmail.com. All submissions are due April 30, 2019. The winning composition will be featured at the Copley Bicentennial Celebration and Fireworks, Friday, August 2, 7:30pm, at Copley High School, Copley, Ohio.

    The composer will be given a video recording of their performance.

    Entry Fee is $10 payable below with Paypal

    Below is a brief history of Copley for a general guideline of your composition:

    What was once a rural community on the 1891 Northern Ohio Railway line with a mill, blacksmith and a general store is now a bustling suburban community with many thriving businesses and excellent schools. Copley was named after the founding pioneer’s wife whose maiden name was given as that of the town. The diversity of the community helps to define its culture with many multi-generational families providing a rich heritage and many new, young families looking to its bright future. Township leaders have adopted a purposeful revitalization approach to community and economic development looking to “preserve our past” while “securing our future”. The town’s heart was broken in 2012 as a mass shooting occurred in a quiet neighborhood in Copley Township, killing 7 people, the youngest being a 7 year old boy. Even in one of the darkest moments of this community, the residents pulled together and showed care and comfort, pulling their community back together and helping each other heal. This is truly a beautiful town, with beautiful residents who care deeply for their community.

  • Competition Entry Fees

    Entry Fee Submission Below

  • How to Donate:

    Don't be afraid to reach out. You can help us make a difference.

    Just email us below, or Donate by mail to 537 Kathron Ave., Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221 checks made payable to Akron Symphonic Winds

     

    Special thanks to our sponsors: ACME Fresh Market, City of Tallmadge, City of Ravenna, Woodsy's Music

     

  • Hear Us Live!

  • The Mission

    We always strive for the best.

    The Talent

    The band is comprised of local professional musicians who perform regularly throughout the area.

     

    The Passion

     

    The ensemble's mission is to bring high quality, live music to the community, supporting music in the schools and reaching diverse audiences of all ages.

  • Meet The Ensemble!

    and Come Hear Us Play!

    Share the Love

    of Music!

    Bringing the love of music to the community and music education to all.

    Exciting Music

    for everyone!

    Presenting intriguing programs with music that will reach audience members of any age. We aim to engage with great commentary on our music to provide a learning, growing and inspiring experience for everyone.

    Come Hear Us Play!

    Wed., June 19, 6:30pm-8:30pm

    Aurora Summer Concert Series, Veterans Memorial Park, Aurora, OH

     

    Saturday, July 27, 1pm-2:30pm,

    Akron Art Expo

    Hardesty Park, Akron, OH

     

    Sunday, July 28, 6:30-8:30pm

    Parma Heights Concerts

    Gazebo at Greenbriar Commons

    Parma Heights, OH

     

    Friday, August 2, 7:30-9pm

    Copley Bicentennial Celebration

    Copley High School Lawn

    Copley, OH

     

    Sat., September 7, 4:45pm-6:15pm,

    City of Kent Parks and Rec.

    “Art in the Park.” Fred Fuller Park,

    497 Middlebury Rd., Kent, OH

     

    Wed., December 18,

    Holiday Concert, 7pm

    The Chapel, Green Campus

    1800 Raber Rd.

    Uniontown, OH 44685

     

     

  • HIRE US TODAY

    $2,250 for our 40 piece professional ensemble.

    $2,500 if chairs and microphone(s) are not provided.