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Columbia Summer Winds is a community wind ensemble that performs annually in New York City public parks. Comprised of musicians from around the New York area, CSW presents four concerts each summer and hosts a biennial Outdoor Composition Contest. Explore the new website to learn more about the band!

Columbia Summer Winds News

News

Announcing the winner and runners-up of the 2014 Outdoor Composition Contest! 

Composer Michael Markowski visited CSW on July 22nd for our second Composer Night of the season. 

Sarah Quiroz, Associate Conductor, blogs about Composer Night with Jim Territo. 

Central Park Band Shell Restoration

Read about the recent restoration of the Central Park Band Shell. 

Turkey in the Straw

Learn about the history of Michael Markowski's "Turkey in the Straw."