About Us

The Salt Lake Symphonic Winds is a non-profit organization dedicated to the highest-quality performance of the vast wind band repertory. Its membership consists largely of music educators and amateur musicians throughout the Wasatch Front and Cache County, Utah

The Salt Lake Symphonic Winds was founded in 1992 by Dr. Barry Kopetz of the University of Utah, who served as the organization’s first conductor until departure in 2002 to serve as the director of bands at Capital University in Columbus, Ohio. Scott Hagen, Director of Bands at the University of Utah, took the role as the conductor until 2004.

Our current director, Dr. Thomas Rohrer who is director of bands at Utah State University, has served as the band’s conductor since 2005.