February 6, 2021
The University of Kansas Bands invite high school students to participate in the 2021 Prairie Winds Festival, our 19th! This year, we are committed to providing students with an outstanding VIRTUAL
musical experience. Sessions will include clinics with KU faculty, a virtual band performance, performances by the KU Wind Ensemble
and Jazz Ensemble I
, and a special clinic by world-renowned trumpet artist Jens Lindemann
Prairie Winds Virtual Band
As part of this year’s festival, participants will be included in a virtual band performance. Students will receive music for Prairie Winds Festival
, a brief overture composed by James Barnes
. Recordings will be compiled into a performance video that will be broadcast as part of the livestream concert on Saturday evening.
Additional information, including a schedule, music, and instructions for the virtual band project, will be sent in January. Parents may register students using the link at the top of this page.
Prairie Winds Schedule
Prairie Winds students video record their Prairie Winds Festival part and email it to KU Bands
Performance faculty live Zoom sectionals with Kansas all-state students (Sacred Spaces, John Mackey), only for KS All-state Band members
Performance faculty live Zoom sessions, all
Prairie Winds Faculty
, Associate Director of Bands/Director, Marching Jayhawks