Westwind Brass exists to broaden and enrich the musical legacy of local, national and international audiences through performance and educational services featuring brass instruments and music.

John Wilds – trumpet, Barry Toombs – horn, Eric Starr – trombone, Brent Dutton – tuba, Karl Soukup – trumpet, Elizabeth Meeker – trumpet

Balboa Park Veterans Museum’s Flag Day Celebration

From one musical ‘gem’ on one night – the Bach Collegium San Diego, to another – the WESTWIND BRASS Ensemble, San Diego is blessed with superb mucicality in its diverse groups. On this day – Flag Day – the Veterans Museum and Memorial Center played host to Barry Toombs’ five-member WESTWIND BRASS Ensemble in a concert of varied war time tunes.

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Westwind Goes to School

The educational focus of each Westwind Brass school performance is that music is for everyone!

In fulfilling its mission, Westwind Brass engages children and adults through a variety of outreach/educational experiences: lecture-demonstrations, workshops, master classes, and in-school concerts. Over the past 21 years, Westwind Brass has provided musical performances for over 350,000 students, and is a proud new Arts Partner with the San Diego Unified School District, Grade Level Arts Experience and the Balboa Park Program for 5th Grade students.

You can particpate in our outreach programs in a variety of ways. Call 619-665-9125, or email us to disccuss opportunities of partnering with our outreach programs.

We could not provide this service to the community without the strong support of many individual, institutional and corporate partners. We would like to thank this year’s educational outreach supporters for your investment in our community: City of San Diego, Commission for Arts and Culture, County of San Diego Communty Enhancement Fund, the Community Service Association, William Hall Tippett & Ruth Rathell Tippett Foundation, Las Patronas, the Maurice J. Masserini Charitable Trust, the US Consulate Tijuana, HME, Sempra Energy, QUALCOMM, ACMP Foundation, Nick Rail Music, GoogleGrants, ACMP “The Chamber Music Network”, and the Clinton B. Ford Fund of its ACMP Foundation and the ExxonMobil Foundation.

Thank you to The City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture for providing major support to Westwind Brass.

Westwind Brass P. O. Box 601502 San Diego, CA 92160-1502;
Phone 619-665-9125;

We are pleased to recognize our community partners

Thank You!

The ensemble is in residence at San Diego State University. The group receives major support from the City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture. Westwind Brass is a 501(c) (3) Public Benefit Corporation. For more information, visit


Westwind Brass is a non-profit, tax-exempt corporation. Contributions to Westwind Brass are tax-deductible under applicable federal law. Westwind Brass is registered with the Office of the Attorney General's Registar of Charitable Trusts, State of California. A copy of the official registration and financial information may be obtained from


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All contributions to Westwind Brass are tax-deductible. Support Westwind Brass as an individual member of our FANFARE group, a business PARTNER or enjoy Westwind Brass music at your leisure.

Upcoming Events
Westwind Brass Summer Workshop
Monday, June 15, 2020 at 1:00 PM PDT
Friday, June 19, 2020 at 4:30 PM PDT

Westwind Brass Ensemble In Residence School of Music and Dance, San Diego State University

Elizabeth Howard - trumpet
John Wilds - trumpet
Karl Soukup - trumpet
Barry Toombs - horn
Eric Starr - trombone
Scott Sutherland- tuba

Private Lessons Available:

Please call: 619-501-3562 for more information.

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