band geek pride


GDYO’s Wind Symphony will share the stage with the Dallas Winds on Tuesday, January 12, 2016 in a side by side concert. The concert, which begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Meyerson Symphony Center, offers high school students from throughout the Dallas area the opportunity to rehearse and perform challenging repertoire alongside professional musicians.

“The kids love the opportunity to perform alongside these musicians, whom they all look up to,” said Chuck Moore, executive director of the Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra. “The word ‘awesome’ comes up a lot. I overheard one say, ‘Who would ever have thought I would get to play with these guys?’ It means a lot to them. It’s something they all want to do.”


Tuesday, January 12, 2016, 7:30pm - Meyerson Symphony Center
The Dallas Winds & GDYO Wind Symphony
Jerry Junkin & Nicholas Williams, conductors
Mary Preston, organ
Buy Tickets through the Dallas Winds

Say it loud: We’re band geeks and we’re proud! Up-and-coming band students from 37 area high schools join the Dallas Winds professionals in our annual side-by-side concert with the Wind Symphony of the Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra.

Repertoire includes:

  • Richard Strauss - Festival Fanfare
  • John Mackey - Sheltering Sky
  • Leonard Bernstein - Three Dances Episodes from On The Town
  • Jay Bocook – Headrush
  • Ryan George - The Wild Goose
  • Michael Shapiro - Widorama!

Thank you to two special conductors!

This past Sunday, November 15th, we celebrated two special anniversaries. Susan Younghans has been with the program for 10 years. James Frank has been with the organization for 15 years. Many of you sent in video clips of yourselves saying thank you. We played those videos before the 2:30pm and 7:30pm concerts, and now we are happy to share them with you here. Enjoy!