The mission of the Southwest Civic Winds is to provide a cultural resource that offers a musical program of the highest standard so that area musicians may rehearse and perform quality wind band literature for audiences to enjoy at very affordable prices.
The Southwest Civic Winds is proud to be preserving the rich heritage that community bands have long provided by entertaining the general public through live performances and by serving as a source of cultural pride for citizens of the Four Corners.
We enrich the lives of adult musicians in the towns we serve by providing them with an opportunity to use and develop their musical talent as part of a cohesive ensemble, and with the satisfaction of performing the finest in symphonic band repertoire.
While many members of the Southwest Civic Winds are professional musicians and music educators from across the Four Corners region, this band is an all-volunteer, membership organization. Members perform for the pleasure of making music for the community where they live and work. Many concerts also feature side-by-side student musicians.
Southwest Civic Winds was founded in 2012 by Ruth Katzin of Katzin Music and Dr. Mark Walters, Fort Lewis College Director of Bands.