The Southwest Civic Winds was founded in 2012 by Ruth Katzin of Katzin Music and Dr. Mark Walters, Fort Lewis College Music Professor and Director of Bands. We are a community band made up of about 75 players from throughout the Four Corners. We perform two symphonic concert series each season, along with free outdoor community concerts in summer. Concerts are held throughout the Four Corners, including Durango, Bayfield, Cortez, and northern New Mexico.
The Southwest Civic Winds continues from a long tradition of community bands. Early immigrants
from Europe brought with them their custom of village band music. From this, military and community
bands were formed all across the United States. Today, there are an estimated 2,500 such bands throughout the country, including the Four Corners area. You can find updated information about all of our
concerts and tickets HERE.
The Southwest Civic Winds couldn’t exist without our regular donors and concert attendees.
Our 501c3 nonprofit organization is 100% volunteer-based. Would you consider a donation to perpetuate
these community performances? Click HERE to donate.
Please contact Elizabeth Crawford at firstname.lastname@example.org or 970-799-0148 if you have questions about membership.