The Central Iowa Wind Ensemble is an adult symphonic band with musicians drawn from the greater Des Moines area. The ensemble was founded in 2002 by a group of central Iowa music educators under the leadership of Dr. Evan Feldman, who led the group until 2005.  To this day, the ensemble maintains a strong contingent of educators, but membership has expanded to include musicians from a wide variety of musical backgrounds and occupations. The Central Iowa Wind Ensemble is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization registered as a corporation in the State of Iowa.



To build lifelong engagement in the arts by providing meaningful and challenging band experiences.



The Central Iowa Wind Ensemble will be the Midwest’s premier wind ensemble performing conscientious programming to appreciative, loyal and diverse audiences.



We believe in the power of music to positively impact people.
We believe our performances should be accessible to everyone.