Tara Winds is an all-adult symphonic band celebrating over 30 years of excellence in musical performance. Founders, Larry Volman, Ed Davis, and David Gregory envisioned Tara Winds to be a performance medium for local musicians and to encourage school band members to continue performing after completion of their formal studies. Their mission statement, Music: Enjoyment for All Ages, expresses the commitment of our founders that music is a source of life-long enjoyment. Tara Winds is composed primarily of musicians from metropolitan Atlanta, but draws its total membership from instrumentalists from throughout Georgia.
Under the direction of Dr. Andrea Strauss, Tara Winds continues to be recognized as one of the finest adult ensembles of its kind. It has presented invitational performances for numerous regional and national music conferences and has the distinction of having performed for the Midwest Clinic in 1994 and 2001, and the American Bandmasters Association National Convention in 1999.