Concert and Rehearsal Schedule

Dear Fellow Band Directors & Music Educators,

Are you looking for an opportunity to make great music with fellow music educators without taking up time on a consistent basis? Join us and play in the CROSSROADS WIND SYMPHONY!

Conducted by Paul W. Popiel, Director of Bands, University of Kansas

Crossroads Wind Symphony Information:

  • We have scheduled 4-5 concerts for the upcoming concert year. Each concert typically has only 2 rehearsals to prepare for the concert.
  • You can commit to concert cycles based on your schedule!
  • We ask that if you commit to performing on a concert, you can be present at both rehearsals.
  • Concerts will be at the KU Lied Center in Lawrence, KS or in the Kansas City Metro Area.
  • Please share this information with any band directors within driving distance of the Lawrence/Kansas City area (Kansas or Missouri)! Music educators tend to be the busiest people on the planet, and we want to have as many quality people on our list as possible so that we can keep a balanced instrumentation. 

If you are a Kansas City area band director and are interested in playing in the Crossroads Wind Symphony, please contact Melissa Askren at maskren@bluevalleyk12.org.

CWS Concert Schedule 2022-2023

EventDetailsRehearsals
Concert #1Thursday, November 17, 2021
7:00pm
Blue Valley North High School
Wednesday, November 9, 2022
7:00-8:30pm
Monday, November 14, 2022
7:00-8:30pm
Blue Valley North High School
Concert #2Saturday, February 4, 2023
7:30pm
Lied Center, University of Kansas
Monday, January 23, 2023
7:00-8:30pm
Monday, January 30, 2023
7:00-8:30pm
Blue Valley Southwest High School
Concert #3Thursday, February 16, 2023
7:00pm
Blue Valley Southwest High School
Thursday, February 9, 2023
7:00-8:30pm
Blue Valley Southwest High School

Concert #4Monday, April 17, 2023
7:00pm
Olathe East High School
Tuesday, April 4, 2023
7:00-8:30pm
Thursday, April 13, 2023
7:00-8:30pm
Olathe East High School
Concert #5Friday, June 23, 2023
7:30pm
Location TBD
Monday, June 12, 2023
7:00-8:30pm
Tuesday, June 20, 2023
7:00-8:30pm
Location TBD
Thursday, June 22, 2023
1:00-4:00pm “Symposium Style”
Murphy Hall, KU Lawrence
Concert #6
Kansas Bandmasters Association
Summer Convention
Friday, July 14, 2023
8:00pm
The DoubleTree Hotel, Wichita KS
Rehearsal Details TBD

Questions?

Contact Melissa Askren,

our CWS Personnel Manager

maskren@bluevalleyk12.org