Welcome to the Genesee Wind Symphony

The GWS was formed in 1981 by then U of M-Flint band director Dr. A Raymond Roth who conducted it until he retired after 1989. Since then the band has been conducted by Gary Owens, Joe Dobos, Mike Gillian, Bruce Nieuwenhuis and currently under the baton of Doug Burtch. Dr. Roth currently resides in Maryland and living in the Mackinaw City/St Ignace area and he continues to be involved in several local music activities.

For the 2017/2018 season, the GWS will be performing all of its concerts at the Swartz Creek Performing Arts Center. We look forward to seeing you in our new performance venue.

Upcoming Concerts

Worldwide Yuletide!

Featuring music of the season from around the globe!
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11 December 2017 7:30PM

12 February 2018 7:30PM

March On! Marches and Americana!

Celebrate President's Day with the Genesee Wind Symphony! Sure to be as American as Apple Pie and Baseball!
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The Wind Band Tradition!

An evening of wind band classics, new works and treasured favorites!
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26 March 2018 7:30PM

7 May 2018 7:30PM

Spring's Sweet Cantata!

The strains of grass pushing through the snow.  The song of buds swelling on the vine.  The tender timpani of a baby robin's heart.  It's Spring with the GWS!
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From the Desk of Doug Burtch

Dear FriDoug Burtchends,

Welcome to the thirty-seventh season of the Genesee Wind Symphony!  We are delighted to continue our long standing tradition of excellent performances and overjoyed to begin our collaboration with the Swartz Creek Performing Arts Center.  Our members are enjoying all that this state of the art facility has to offer and we think our audiences are going to enjoy the concert experience in this great concert hall.

I am confident this season will be another successful and enjoyable collection of performances for our musicians and audience members alike.  I look forward to seeing you, joined by your family and friends at the down beat of each concert this season!

Doug Burtch
Music Director, Genesee Wind Symphony
Swartz Creek Performing Arts Center, 8427 Miller Road, Swartz Creek, MI
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