Our History

We are pleased to list below a historical record of performances by the Desert Winds. You can hear recordings of the band at our YouTube page. 

 

2018-2019 SEASON

10/20/2018  2018 AIDS Walk, Palm Springs

11/4/2018    Greater Palm Springs Pride Parade

11/17/2018  Myths + Legends, Fall Concert, Palm Springs High School

2/17/2019    Isn’t It Romantic, Jazz Band Concert & Fundraiser, Palm Springs Pavilion

3/30/2019    When We Rise!, Spring Concert, Jewish Community Center/Temple Isaiah

5/9/2019      Spring POPS Concert, Jewish Community Center/Temple Isaiah

2017-2018 SEASON

10/21/2017  2017 AIDS Walk, Palm Springs

11/5/2017    Greater Palm Springs Pride Parade

11/19/2017  United in Music - The World in Harmony, Fall Concert, Palm Springs High School

2/10/2018    Isn’t It Romantic, Jazz Band Concert, Jewish Community Center/Temple Isaiah

3/28/2018    Hear Me Roar!, Spring Concert, Palm Springs High School

4/8/2018      Sunday Brunch with the Desert Winds Fundraiser

4/21/2018    Thunderbird Country Club Concert, Palm Desert

2016-2017 SEASON

10/22/2016  2016 AIDS Walk, Palm Springs

11/3/2016 -11/6/2016 Hosted the Lesbian and Gay Band Association (LGBA) Conference

11/3/2016    Steel Drum Band Performance at LGBA Conference, Hyatt Hotel, Palm Springs 

11/5/2016    California Gold, LGBA 2016 Pride Concert, Palm Springs High School

11/6/2016    LGBA Marching Band at the Greater Palm Springs Pride Parade

11/13/2016  Grand Opening of the new LGBT Community Center, Jazz Sextet

11/17/2016  Steel Drum Band performs at the Palm Springs Street Fair, Palm Springs

12/4/2016    Home for the Holidays, Holiday Concert, Jewish Community Center/Temple Isaiah

1/11/2017    Isn’t It Romantic, Jazz Band Concert, Jewish Community Center/Temple Isaiah

3/19/2017    Opera Arts Band Concert, Palm Desert

3/26/2017    Music and the World of Dance, Spring Concert, Jewish Community Center/Temple Isaiah

4/9/2017      Sunday Brunch with the Desert Winds Fundraiser

4/29/2017    Thunderbird Country Club Concert, Palm Desert

5/20/2017   Our American Heritage, Armed Forces Day Concert, Palm Desert Civic Center Park

2015-2016 SEASON

10/17/2015  2015 AIDS Walk, Palm Springs

10/24/2015  Swing! Swing! Swing!, Jazz Band Concert, Jewish Community Center/Temple Isaiah,

12/6/2015    Holiday Magic, Holiday Concert, Jewish Community Center/Temple Isaiah, Palm Springs

1/23/2016    Tour de Palm Springs Charity Bike Ride

4/3/2016      Music of the Masters: Past & Present, Spring Concert, Jewish Community Center/Temple Isaiah

4/16/2016    Thunderbird Country Club Concert, Palm Desert

5/21/2016    Rancho Mirage Library Concert

2014-2015 SEASON

8/7/2014      Hot Desert Night, Bloom in the Desert Ministries Benefit, Jazz Combo at Azul

9/23/2014    5th Annual Band Mixer, CRAVE, Palm Springs

10/18/2014  2014 AIDS Walk, Palm Springs

10/25/2014  All That Jazz, Jazz Band Concert, Jewish Community Center/Temple Isaiah

10/29/2014  Stonewall Gardens Grand Opening, Jazz Combo

11/9/2014    Greater Palm Springs Pride Parade

12/7/2014     Joy: A Holiday Concert, Jewish Community Center/Temple Isaiah, Palm Springs

3/22/2015     Music for the Silver Screen, Spring Concert, Jewish Community Center/Temple Isaiah

5/30/2015     An American Portrait, Rancho Mirage Library Concert

6/25/2015     From Moses to Gershwin, Jewish Community Center/Temple Isaiah, Palm Springs

2013-2014 SEASON

9/17/2013    4th Annual Band Mixer, Tropicale, Palm Springs

10/19/2013  2013 AIDS Walk, Palm Springs

11/3/2013    Greater Palm Springs Pride Parade

11/18/2013  Concert: DWFB & CCHS Symphony Band, Rancho Mirage High School

12/7/2013    Holiday Concert, Palm Springs High School Auditorium

2/8/2014      Tour de Palm Springs Charity Bike Ride

3/22/2014    Spring Concert, Helene Galen Performing Arts Center, RMHS

3/27/2014    Goodbye Marilyn (Farewell to Marilyn Statue)

4/13/2014    Jazz In the Afternoon Fundraiser

5/31/2014    Rancho Mirage Library Concert

2012-2013 SEASON

9/25/2012    3rd Annual Band Mixer, Tropicale, Palm Springs

11/4/2012    Greater Palm Springs Pride Parade

11/18/2012  Aloft with Classics Benefit, Michael H Lord Gallery, Palm Springs

12/9/2012    Holiday Concert, Annenberg Theater, Palm Springs Art Museum

2/9/2013      Tour de Palm Springs Charity Bike Ride

3/7/2013      Rancho Casa Blanca Americana Concert

3/23/2013    Spring Concert, Palm Springs High School Auditorium

4/7/2013      Jazz in the Afternoon Fundraiser

6/8/2013      Rancho Mirage Library Concert

2011-2012 SEASON

9/20/2011    2nd Annual Band Mixer, Tropicale, Palm Springs

10/22/2011  2011 Desert AIDS Walk, Palm Springs

11/6/2011    Greater Palm Springs Pride Parade

12/10/2011  Holiday Concert, Annenberg Theater, Palm Springs Art Museum

2/11/2012    Tour de Palm Springs Charity Bike Ride

3/24/2012    Spring Concert, Palm Springs High School Auditorium

4/15/2012    Jazz in the Afternoon Fundraiser

6/9/2012      Summer Concert, Rancho Mirage Library

2010-2011 SEASON

9/21/2010    1st Annual Band Mixer, Tropicale, Palm Springs

10/23/2010  2010 Desert AIDS Walk, Palm Springs

11/7/2010    Greater Palm Springs Pride Parade

12/2/2010    Cathedral City Tree Lighting Ceremony

12/11/2010  Holiday Concert, Annenburg Theater, Palm Springs Art Museum

2/12/2011    Tour de Palm Springs Charity Bike Ride, SAG Stop Entertainment

3/6/2011      Gay Softball League, Demuth Park, Palm Springs

3/26/2011    Spring Concert, Palm Springs High School Auditorium

4/10/2011    Jazz in the Afternoon Fundraiser

5/7/2011      Gay Veteran's Ceremony, Desert Memorial Park, Cathedral City

6-/11/2011   Summer Concert, Rancho Mirage Library

2009-2010 SEASON

10/31/2009  2009 Desert AIDS Walk, Palm Springs

11/8/2009    Greater Palm Springs Pride Parade

12/13/2009  Holiday Concert, Annenberg Theater, Palm Springs Art Museum

2/13/2010    Tour de Palm Springs Charity Bike Ride, SAG Stop Entertainment

3/7/2010      Palm Springs Gay Softball League, Season Opening Ceremonies

3/21/2010    Spring Concert, Palm Springs High School Auditorium

6/6/2010      Palm Springs Power Baseball Game, Palm Springs Stadium

6/19/2010    Summer Concert, Rancho Mirage Library

2008-2009 SEASON

9/20/2008    LaLaPOOLooza Benefit, Hotel Zoso, Palm Springs

10/25/2008  2008 Desert AIDS Walk, Palm Springs

11/2/2008    Greater Palm Springs Pride Parade

12/14/2008  Holiday Concert, Annenberg Theater, Palm Springs Art Museum

2/14/2009    Tour de Palm Springs Charity Bike Ride, SAG Stop Entertainment

3/2/2009      Rancho Casa Blanca Americana Concert

3/29/2009    Spring Concert, Annenberg Theater, Palm Springs Art Museum

6/1/2009      Summer Concert, Sun City, Palm Desert

6/20/2009    Summer Concert, Rancho Mirage Library

2007-2008 SEASON

9/22/2007    LaLaPOOLooza Benefit, Hotel Zoso, Palm Springs

10/27/2007  2007 Desert AIDS Walk, Palm Springs

11/3/2007    Greater Palm Springs Pride Festival

11/4/2007    Greater Palm Springs Pride Parade

12/9/207      Holiday Concert, Church of St. Paul in the Desert, Palm Springs

2/9/2008      Tour de Palm Springs Charity Bike Ride, SAG Stop Entertainment

4/6/2008      Spring Concert, Annenberg Theater, Palm Springs Art Museum

6/28/2008    Summer Concert, Rancho Mirage Library

7/3/2008      Summer Concert, Cathedral City Fountainworks! Celebration

2006-2007 SEASON

10/28/2006  2006 Desert AIDS Walk, Palm Springs

11/5/2006    Greater Palm Springs Pride Parade

12/9/2006    Holiday Concert, Church of St. Paul in the Desert, Palm Springs

2/10/2007    Tour de Palm Springs Charity Bike Ride, SAG Stop Entertainment

3/18/2007    Spring Concert, Indian Wells Theater, CSUSB, Palm Desert

7/1/2007      Summer Concert, Church of St. Paul in the Desert, Palm Springs

2005-2006 SEASON

10/2/2005    Walk-A-Thon, Stroke Activity Center, Palm Springs

10/4/2005    Concert In the Park, Sunrise Park, Palm Springs

11/5/2005    LGBA Concert, Palm Springs High School

11/6/2005    LGBA Combined Marching Band, Greater Palm Springs Pride

12/9/2005    Holiday Concert, Church of St. Paul in the Desert, Palm Springs

3/26/2006    Spring Concert,  Cathedral City High School Theater

4/20/2006    Reel Pride Film Festival, Cinemas Palme d'Or, Palm Desert

5/6/2006      Gay Veteran's Ceremony, Desert Memorial Park, Cathedral City

7/2/2006      Summer Concert, Church of St. Paul in the Desert, Palm Springs

7/15/2006    Participation In Opening Ceremonies, Gay Games VII, Chicago

7/18/2006    Participation in Millennium Park Concert, Stepping Out

2004-2005 SEASON

10/23/2004  Fall Concert, Church of St. Paul in the Desert, Palm Springs

11/7/2004    Greater Palm Springs Pride Parade

11/14/2004  Walk-A-Thon, Stroke Activity Center, Palm Springs

12/11/2004  Holiday Concert, Church of St. Paul in the Desert, Palm Springs

2/24/2005    Desert Pride Center Light Up the Night Ceremony, Palm Springs

3/13/2005    2005 Desert AIDS Walk, Sunrise Park, Palm Springs

4/4/2005      Bits and Bites, Westin Mission Hiils, Rancho Mirage

6/4/2005      Spring Concert, Church of St. Paul in the Desert, Palm Springs

2003-2004 SEASON    

10/14/2003  Concert in the Park, Sunrise Park, Palm Springs

11/1/2003    Greater Palm Springs Pride Festival Concert

11/2/2003    Greater Palm Springs Pride Parade

12/14/2003  Holiday Concert, Camelot Theatre, Palm Springs

2/15/2004    Celebrate Our Diversity, Sunrise Park, Palm Springs

3/21/2004    2004 Desert AIDS Walk, Sunrise Park, Palm Springs

5/29/2004    Spring Concert, Church of St. Paul in the Desert, Palm Springs

2002-2003 SEASON

10/5/2002    GAYFBLA Concert (Desert Winds Freedom Band participation)

10/20/2002  Festival of the Waters, Desert Hot Springs

11/2/2002    Greater Palm Springs Pride Festival Concert

11/3/2002    Greater Palm Springs Pride Parade

12/20/2002  Holiday Concert at Church of St. Paul in the Desert, Palm Springs

3/30/2003    2003 AIDS Walk, Palm Springs

4/27/2003    Swing Into Spring Concert at UMC Palm Springs

6/1/2003      2nd Annual Wine Country Community Band Festival, Temecula

2001-2002 SEASON 

11/28/2001  First rehearsal at Rancho Mirage Chamber of Commerce

12/13/2001  First rehearsal at Palm Regency Clubhouse

3/10/2002    Rainbow Festival of Flags, Cathedral City

4/5/2002      First Friday Festival, Palm Springs

4/14/2002    2002 AIDS Walk, Palm Springs

4/27/2002    GAYFBLA Concert (Desert Winds Freedom Band participation)

6/8/2002      First Concert, Church of St. Paul in the Desert, Palm Springs

7/25/2002    Christmas in July with PS Front Runners & Walkers

 

2001

8/1/2001      An idea for a band

10/6/2001    First organizational meeting

11/3/2001    First booth at Greater Palm Springs Pride Festival

11/4/2001    Four Desert Winds Freedom Band members join GAYFBLA in Greater Palm Springs Pride Parade

11/15/2001  Second organizational meeting