About Us

Formed in 2016, the Empire Wind Ensemble is not just another concert band. Comprised of some of the best musicians in the Inland Empire, we have a wide repertoire and hold regular concerts. If you’re looking for a fun group to play with, why not come along to a rehearsal?

Our Purpose

The Band is organized for the purpose of advancing the cultural, civic, music education, and general interest of the appreciation of performing arts within the Inland Empire and surrounding communities.

Our Music Leadership Team

Jessica Swanson

Music Director & Founder

Jessica Swanson is a music educator in the San Bernardino City Unified School District. Her experience teaching across grade levels, including 9-12, and ability to develop comprehensive music programs has led her ensembles to receive various awards in musical competitions. In addition to teaching, Ms. Swanson is busy performing in various ensembles and musical productions throughout San Bernardino and Riverside counties.