Our Smaller Ensembles


In addition to the large formal concert band, DWFB has created numerous smaller ensembles to add to our community involvement and increase the playing opportunities for our members. Depending on scheduling, any of these groups are available to perform at your next function.

Desert Winds Jazz Band

The Jazz band is comprised of 21 musicians, performing classic big band numbers as well as more contemporary jazz and swing. They play a set at our main concerts and perform at a annual concert/fundraiser each year in February. Local singers from the Coachella Valley are also featured with the Jazz Band.

Desert Winds Flute Ensemble

This talented chamber group performs music from the Renaissance to modern pop, and most genres in between.


Desert Winds Pep Band

This smaller subset of the Desert Winds Symphonic Band  performs at the annual Desert AIDS Walk and on request at valley events. For example, in spring of 2019, the Pep Band performed at Desert Memorial Park in Cathedral City for the dedication of the nations first memorial honoring the sacrifices of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Veterans.