Northwinds Concert Band
Florissant, Missouri USA
About the Band
Northwinds Concert Band has been performing concerts throughout the St. Louis area since 1975. Based in Florissant, Missouri, the 60-piece ensemble plays a wide variety of audience-friendly music, featuring light classics, novelty numbers, music from Broadway shows and films, and big band sounds. In 2005, the band performed at music festivals in Germany. The ensemble frequently plays exciting new music from international composers. The band is a community program of the Ferguson-Florissant School District. NEW MEMBERS ARE WELCOME! For more information please click HERE to send an email.
Larry Marsh has conducted the Northwinds Concert Band since 1982. He taught history and humanities in the Ferguson-Florissant School District for 34 years and was named the district’s Teacher of the Year in 1985. Marsh wrote classical music reviews for the Post-Dispatch and was music editor for "Arts of St. Louis." He is very active in the local theatrical community and has directed, designed and/or conducted over 100 productions, many of them for Hawthorne Players. Marsh is the author and director of "Voices of Valhalla" presented each October at Valhalla Cemetery. In 2006 he received a "Lifetime Achievement" award from Arts for Life. He has led the the German Culture Center at the University of Missouri-St. Louis since 2000.
Northwinds Concert Band is a program of the Communications and Marketing Department of Ferguson-Florissant School District.
The Northwinds Band Association, Inc. is an independent organization, dedicated to helping support the Band in its concerts and other activities.
Independence Day Concert in Florissant