The Wind Symphony is the premiere instrumental ensemble at Concordia University. The Wind Symphony maintains an active performance schedule, having performed in schools, churches, and concert halls. The Wind Symphony is directed by Richard R. Fischer since his arrival to Concordia University in 1974.
The Wind Symphony has played concerts and church services in 43 states, Canada, Eastern Europe, and China. In the fall of 1995, the ensemble was invited to perform two concerts at Orchestra Hall in Chicago. In May 2001, the Wind Symphony toured Germany, the Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary and Slovakia. During May 2005 and again in May 2009, the ensemble toured China. It performed at the 24th National Conference of the College Band Directors National Association (CBDNA), the 2003 Illinois Music Educators Conference and has recorded 12 internationally sold compact discs of sacred wind music. The Wind Symphony has commissioned and premiered numerous major wind compositions.