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Published on September 29th, 2017 | by Melissa Terrell


Desert Winds Freedom Band Announces Dynamic 2017-18 Season

(Palm Springs, CA) September 28, 2017… The Desert Winds Freedom Band is excited to announce their 17th season of providing incredible music for the Coachella Valley.  This 2017-18, three-concert season is sure to be a crowd pleaser. The first in the series of exhilarating, themed programs will be “Unity in Music – The World in Harmony” onSunday,November 19 at the beautiful Richards Center for the Arts. This vibrant performance of traditional songs from Japan, Africa, Italy, Ireland and China along with a suite of old American dances brings together the best of cultures encompassing the globe.

“We’ve programmed an exciting and invigorating season for our patrons. Our band membership has grown over the last year, especially in our percussion section, which has continued to enrich our overall sound and has enabled us to expand our repertoire,” said Artistic Director, Dean McDowell, DWFB.



“United in Music – The World in Harmony”

Sunday, November 19, 2017 @ 2:00p.m.

NEW! Richards Center for the Performing Arts

Palm Springs High School

Tickets: $20

“Isn’t it Romantic”

2018 Jazz Band Valentine’s Day Concert & Dance

Saturday, February 10, 2018 @ 4:00 p.m.

Jewish Community Center, Warsaw Ballroom

Tickets: $35

“Hear Me Roar”

Celebrating Music Composed by or About Women

Sunday, March 25, 2018 @ 2:00 p.m.

Richards Center for the Performing Arts

Palm Springs High School

Tickets: $20

In furthering their mission, the Desert Winds Freedom Band (DWFB) awarded six $1,000 scholarships in 2017 to students wishing to further their education in the field of music. These generous donations consisted of a $4,000 grant from the Ralph Fingerle Educational Award Trust in the amount of $4,000 and Pendleton L. & Nancy Siegel and Marjorie H. Greenfield each donated $1,000 to the James Hobart Davidson Scholarship Fund.

To purchase tickets to one of the season concerts or for more information on how to support the Desert Winds Freedom Band visit

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