The Louisville Winds was founded in 2011 by Nan Moore to create an opportunity for adults who love band music to continue playing their instrument in a concert setting. Members of this true community band represent a variety of vocations including; current and retired music educators, attorneys, bankers, and business executives.
De’ Sean Gordon
Nan Moore, Director
Nan Moore recently retired after serving as the Director of Bands at Louisville Male High School for thirty-nine years. Under Ms. Moore’s leadership, the Louisville Male Band established itself as one of the most respected programs in the country. Ensembles under her direction have performed at the Southern Division Music Educators National Conference; nine Kentucky Music Educators Association (KMEA) Professional Development Conferences, the 2004 College Band Directors National Association (CBDNA)/(NBA)National Band Association Southern Division Conference; numerous national concert band festivals; the Music For All 2010 National Concert Band Festival; the 2001 Midwest International Band Clinic; and as a guest ensemble with the Louisville Orchestra, the Purdue University Symphonic Band, and the University of Louisville Wind Ensemble.
Ms. Moore was awarded the 1995 Phi Beta Mu Band Fraternity Outstanding Bandmaster Award for Kentucky, and in1993 she was named the KMEA Secondary Teacher of the year. In March 2013 she was inducted as a member of the prestigious American Bandmasters Association.
Ms. Moore received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music Education from Morehead State University (MSU), a Master of Arts degree in Education from Western Kentucky University (WKU), and a specialist degree in Administration from Spalding University. She has served as the State Band Chairperson for KMEA and as president of the Kentucky chapter of Phi Beta Mu.
Currently, Ms. Moore is serving as the chair of the KMEA selective list committee.
Ms. Moore maintains a busy schedule as an adjudicator, clinician, and guest conductor.
In 2011 she founded the Louisville Winds and serves as Artistic Director and Principal Conductor. Louisville Winds is a widely acclaimed ensemble having performed twice in its’ short history at the KMEA Professional Development Conference and will be performing on December 19 at the 2019 Midwest International Band Clinic.