Supporting Columbia Summer Winds

Columbia Summer Winds is proud to present wind-band concerts to the public free of charge, offering performance opportunities for musicians and the chance to hear new music for concertgoers. Thanks to the support of friends, family, and CSW musicians, the ensemble has been able to continue this beloved tradition for over ten years.

Currently, half of the Columbia Summer Winds annual budget is provided by its participating musicians. The remainder of our concert series and artistic initiatives is made possible through the generosity of friends, family, colleagues, and concertgoers.  Gifts from our supporters sustain CSW's mission to perform exciting summer concerts for free and present an outlet for upcoming composers to have their works heard. Thanks to generous donors like you, Columbia Summer Winds can:

  • support budding composers through our biennial
    Outdoor Composition Contest;
  • bring guest conductors to teach and lead our musicians;
  • host Composers Night, introducing our musicians to the living composers whose works we perform;
  • book venues;
  • purchase and rent music;
  • transport percussion
  • provide musicians with chairs, stands, uniforms, and water;
  • print programs;
  • publicize concerts;
  • and so much more...


Please consider making a special gift to Columbia Summer Winds. We accept tax-deductible gifts of any and all sizes. Below are several ways you can donate to CSW:

  • Sustainer Program: Receive benefits for gifts of $50 or greater
  • Kick-Off Fundraiser: Join CSW musicians for a celebratory night the week of the first rehearsal! 2017 details TBA.
  • Advertisements: Represent your business in a CSW program for $40 or more
  • Sponsorship: Sponsor an initiative or musician, offering significant support to CSW
  • Conduct the Band: Lead CSW and impress friends and family, offering significant support to CSW