The Colorado Wind Ensemble

35th Season 2016-2017

Please check out our 35th Season in 2016-2017!  Click our concert links and event pages for more info.

As our state’s premier nature photographer and a well-known open space advocate, John Fielder’s images say “Colorado” to most people.  The CWE is honored to set his images to music in two spectacular performances of Outdoor Exposure on December 2 and 3.  We’ll feature beautiful sounds inspired by nature, including An Outdoor Overture by Aaron Copland, Cloudburst by Eric Whitacre, and Serenity by Ola Gjeilo.  Soprano Michelle Thompson will join us for Ron Nelson’s Aspen Jubilee.  Please join us at St. Andrew United Methodist Church and the King Center!

CWE Conductor, Dr. David Kish

David Kish headshot 3David Kish, a native of Hershey, Pennsylvania, is also Director of Bands and Professor of Music at Metropolitan State University of Denver, where he conducts the Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Bands, and teaches conducting and music education courses. He serves as a Faculty Fellow in the Center for Innovation, is founding director of the Metro State Wind Band Celebration, and is a recipient of the Faculty Senate Teaching Excellence Award.



The Colorado Wind Ensemble is metro Denver’s urban wind symphony, featuring the versatile and sumptuous sounds of 45 woodwinds, brass, and percussion.  The CWE performs all around the region, playing everything from classics by Holst and Grainger to current contemporary sounds of Schwantner and Corigliano.  Formal season concerts, chamber music, summer band in the park, collaborations with other artists, and educational outreach with students are critical components of our vision.  Our mission is to present exceptional live performances of the various genres of music for woodwinds, brass, and percussion to audiences and students.  We hope you will join us!