The WASHINGTON CONCERT WINDS serves as the premiere wind ensemble of Washington Adventist University. The WCW performs music that ranges from traditional and sacred wind repertoire to contemporary compositions, representing composers from various backgrounds. The band’s mission is to present a wide spectrum of wind and percussion sounds and bring life to the works performed – taking pride in having commissioned new music nearly every year.
Currently led by Michael Patterson, the Washington Concert Winds performs formal concerts, campus events, worship services and civic programs throughout the greater DMV area. The WCW has toured nationally and internationally for over thirty years, giving performances overseas in places as Bermuda, Cayman Islands, and Puerto Rico, as well as throughout the USA. Members of the WCW comprise of WAU music majors and non-majors, WAU faculty, and local community members. All are welcome to audition and become a part of the Washington Concert Winds. Scholarships are available for WAU students.