Columbia Summer Winds
The Columbia Summer Winds is an outdoor concert band that provides free concerts in the parks of Manhattan during the summer. We provide amateur musicians with the opportunity to play some of the finest wind repertoire.
The Columbia Summer Winds was formed in 2002 as an offshoot of the Columbia University Wind Ensemble. Based in New York City, we have among us one of the finest collections of talented amateur musicians in the world, from which we draw our membership. We strive to play the best literature available, from orchestral transcriptions to classic Sousa marches; from Broadway showtunes to the most current movie soundtracks. Since its inception, CSW has been committed to playing free concerts in the parks of Manhattan. We have given concerts in such diverse outdoor venues as Riverside Park, East River Park, Washington Square Park, Battery Park, South Street Seaport, Morningside Park, Bryant Park, and Columbia's own Low Plaza.