Reserve seats for February 19 free concert with Nashville African American Wind Symphony

The Nashville African American Wind Symphony performs Sunday, February 19th at 3:00 p.m. at Macky Auditorium in Boulder in a free concert, presented by the 2023 Freedom Fund of the Boulder NAACP.

Come join CPR Classical when the NAACP of Boulder County welcomes the new Nashville African American Wind Symphony (NAAWS) in concert on Sunday, February 19 at 3:00 p.m. at Macky Auditorium on Boulder's CU campus. The live performance features over 50 classically trained musicians playing folklore rooted in African American culture. Tickets are available now and FREE for all audiences — view the event info or reserve your spot today.

NAAWS is doing important work to bring diversity to the world of classical music. "[NAAWS] is a unique and gifted wind ensemble, making its first out-of-state appearance, made of professionals from the African American community, all possessing a great love for classical music," said CPR Classical host Kabin Thomas. "Let's give them a hurricane of Colorado hospitality and love."

CPR Classical is a proud media sponsor of this event, in partnership with the Boulder County NAACP and the Nashville African American Wind Symphony. Book your seats now for this special free event on February 19 at Macky Auditorium, made possible through the 2023 Freedom Fund of the NAACP Boulder Branch.

Nashville African American Wind Symphony Founder and Music Director, Bruce Ayers explains the purpose and goals of NAAWS.

Dr. Bruce Ayers explained to Nashville's NewsChannel5 how his personal experience growing up inspired his creation of NAAWS. "When I'm on the podium and I'm conducting the Nashville African-American Wind Symphony, it’s a young Black boy that's living out what his purpose of life is."

Dr. Ayers is also operations manager for the Aristocrat of Bands at Tennessee State University, which just made history as the first college marching band to win a Grammy in the category of Best Gospel Roots album for their recording, "The Urban Hymnal".

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