The Heartland Winds

Welcome to the homepage for the Heartland Winds!

The Heartland Winds is a community band founded in 2007 by Chuck Campbell. Since it's inception, the Heartland Winds has presented numerous concerts in the Elizabethtown community showcasing a wide variety of repertoire & local talent. Based in Elizabethtown, the band originally played 3 concerts each summer at Freeman Lake Park. Beginning in 2009 the band changed its performance format to provide a Christmas Concert in December followed by two additional performances, typically in the months of March and May.

The Heartland Winds at the State Theater in Elizabethtown for their Annual Holiday Concert - December 10, 2017

Meet our director!

Mr. Dave Coffing, recently retired from the Nelson County Schools, is the director of the Heartland Winds. One of the original members of the band, Dave has laid his trumpet aside to pick up the baton again to direct the Heartland Winds. In addition to his roles as chief information officer and technology integration specialist with Nelson County schools, Dave has also served as both High School and Middle School director of bands and has held leadership positions with KMEA. In addition to serving as the Music Minister at Wickland Baptist Church in Bardstown, Dave also plays with and serves as Assistant Director for the River Cities Concert Band in Louisville, KY.

Tony Smith performs the Artie Shaw Clarinet Concerto at our"Patchwork of American Music" Concert in March, 2018.

The Heartland Winds, under the direction of Chuck Campbell, performed at the 2009 KMEA Conference.