The Douglas Anderson School of the Arts Wind Symphony is the premier wind and percussion performing ensemble at Douglas Anderson School of the Arts. The Wind Symphony is committed to performing the absolute best wind band literature (original works, marches and transcriptions) at an exceptionally high level of achievement. Wind Symphony students often participate in summer music festivals across the United States and many represent DA in the FMEA All-State Ensembles and the Duval/Nassau District Honor Band. Wind Symphony students participate in weekly studio class with DA guest faculty and also in weekly student-led sectionals.
The Wind Symphony performs 5-7 unique concerts per year, as well as providing personnel for the DA Symphony Orchestra. Additionally, the Wind Symphony performs at concerts, conferences, festivals, and regional/national events 1-2 times per year. The DA Wind Symphony resume of invited performances include the Midwest Clinic (3 times), the CBDNA/NBA Southern Division Conference, the NAfME National Conference, the Florida Music Education Association Annual Conference and In-service Clinic, Music For All Festival (twice), the International Music Festival at Carnegie Hall, and others. The DA Wind Symphony will be making guest appearances at UNF on October 6, 2017 and at President's Concert at the 2018 FMEA Conference in Tampa.