Student Solo Competition

Each year, we offer one outstanding high school soloist a $1,000 scholarship and opportunity to perform a solo in concert with our ensemble.

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Reaching Out

The Central Iowa Wind Ensemble strives to venture outside of the Des Moines area often to bring our musical experience to other surrounding areas.  We have travelled to Ames, Boone, Grinnell, Nevada, Pella, Perry,  and others.  We also routinely perform at high schools in the area to offer young musicians a chance to hear what musical opportunities are available beyond school, and sometimes even play in a combined concert with our group.

Free Admission

We offer all of our concerts free of charge to bring a fantastic musical experience to people of all ages and income levels.  This can only be done through the generous help from our sponsors and free will donations.

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