Host Bands

Los Alamos Community Winds – Director Ted Vives
The Los Alamos Community Winds provides the Los Alamos community with a quality performing ensemble specializing in the best literature for concert band and wind ensemble as a creative outlet and as a means for showcasing individual musical talent.

Santa Fe Concert Band – Director Greg Heltman
The Santa Fe Concert Band continues one of Santa Fe’s oldest traditions of free public concerts by volunteer musicians. This tradition dates back to 1865, when Francisco PĂ©rez, after serving as a Confederate Army bugler in the ill-fated invasion of New Mexico by Texas forces during the Civil War, returned to Santa Fe and formed La Banda de Santa Fe. The Santa Fe Concert Band was formally incorporated in 1983.

Albuquerque Concert Band – Director John Sanks
The Albuquerque Concert Band is an all-volunteer ensemble of adult musicians rehearsing and performing throughout the year. In existence for over forty years, the band has been enriching the culture of the Albuquerque community in performance of the great heritage of band music.