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lone star youth winds, composer john mackey

The Youth Winds Welcomes John Mackey Back to Dallas!

Director Andrew Trachsel and the Lone Star Youth Winds welcomes composer John Mackey to Moody Performance Hall on Sunday, February 27. The ensemble performs “Aurora Awakes” and “Sacred Spaces” along with given the Youth Winds’ consortium premiere of Mackey’s new piece “Let Me Be Frank With You.” Other works by Julie Giroux and Yauhide Ito.


Dances, Marches & Classics concert

The LSWO offers a vast catalog of virtual performances to enjoy from the comfort of your home or office. This includes chamber and live concert performances along with our Lone Star Global Ensemble projects.


lone star youth winds

The Lone Star Youth Winds returns with a new look as a leaner and stronger honor band for the best high school music students in the North Texas metroplex. Composers Omar Thomas and John Mackey join conductor Andrew Trachsel for two major performances this Spring.


lone star conversations, interviews with composers and conductors

The LSWO is excited to present a new web series this Spring comprised of five interviews of the industry’s leading composers and conductor – Frank Ticheli, John Mackey, Julie Giroux, Omar Thomas, and Ian Weinberger.


Star Wars! LSWO celebrates John Williams!

Star Wars! LSWO celebrates John Williams!

The Lone Star Wind Orchestra Board and leadership made the difficult and cautious decision to postpone the January 30th concert due to moving variables with the COVID-19 Omicron variant. They collectively decided the risk of proceeding far outweighed the benefit. The LSWO is currently looking at alternative dates and locations to reschedule. Please check back… READ MORE