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band, summer 2011The Little London Winds is Colorado Springs' premier Wind Ensemble. It was established in August 1992 by a small group of musicians who wished to play quality literature and maintain a high level of performance. The idea behind the ensemble was to gather together serious amateur musicians who enjoy working toward a high standard of performance.



The Little London Winds performs a variety of music literature from well-known favorites to newer pieces. The group has performed in concert throughout Southern Colorado as well as Raton, New Mexico. Most notably however, is the group’s wildly popular summer concert series, drawing around 600 audience members a night. The Little London Winds also has a rich history of passing on the love of music and learning by doing clinics and concerts with Colorado Springs area schools.



When the wind ensemble formed in 1992, the members wanted a name that would connect the group to the area. Back before Colorado Springs decided to use the "Springs" from Manitou Springs, the city was called Little London. Hence, the name Little London Winds was chosen based on history. The performers liked the fact that the name Little London Winds also reflected the wonderful tradition of band music founded by the British.



The members of the ensemble are volunteers. Membership is by audition or invitation, and each section has a limited number of seats. At 40-plus members strong, the ensemble includes professional and amateur musicians from a wide variety of vocations. Rehearsals are Monday nights.


Music Education Series

We are devoted to spreading the love and joy of music and music education in our community. That's why we spend our spring semester doing joint concerts with area schools. We love showing music students that there is room in your adult life for music, or as one of our former conductors, Paul Jacobson, put it, "There is life after school for music!" We hope that you will share in the music education experience with us by attending our joint concerts--it's a great way to support music and local, young musicians. As all our other performances, these concerts are free and open to the public. To learn more about our Music Education Series or to have LLW play with your school band, visit our Music Education Series homepage.



The Little London Winds is a charitable organization classified under section 501 (3)c of the Internal Revenue Code. We survive through donations from our members and the generosity of our audiences. Should you or your organization wish to offer (tax deductible) financial support for commissioning works, renting performance halls, or offsetting recurring expenses, please contact our Treasurer, Nancy Rhoades.


Contact Us

For general information and inquires, send an email to littlelondonwinds[at]radins.us

To contact a specific board member such as the President or Purblic Relations Director, please visit our Board Members page for specific contact information.