Since 1985, Texas Winds has brought music and friendship to thousands of local residents who would otherwise be left out of the cultural riches of our great city.

Overview and History

In 1985 Catherine Barr discovered in the residents of a Dallas nursing home an unusual audience for her woodwind quintet’s music. The musicians’ desire to perform matched the need of the residents for human interaction. The musicians were awakened to the potential for sharing love and compassion in a unique setting. Music made a difference in the lives of players and listeners alike, nurturing the spirits of all who participated in such an intimate performance.

Texas Winds Programs

Concerts for Seniors

Dallas and Tarrant County nursing homes, assisted living facilities, senior centers, adult daycare, facilities for the disabled, low-income senior housing and retirement homes.

William E. Rice Concerts for Hospitals

Dallas County hospitals and Dallas and Fort Worth branches of the VA North Texas Health Care System.

Ihor Koszman Concerts for Hospice

One-on-one programs in nursing homes, hospitals and private homes.

Charles Barr Concerts for Head Start

Head Start of Greater Dallas, Mi Escuelita, Child Care Associates and Fort Worth Child Care Associates.

Texas Winds now reaches over 40,000 individuals through 1,000 concerts annually.

Board and Musicians

Board of Directors | Texas Winds Musicians


Fall 2012 Annual Fund Letter (PDF, 1MB)
2011-12 Year End Report (PDF, 1.8MB)

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Frequently Asked Questions


Texas Winds Musical Outreach is funded in part by the following cities and organizations:

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