Land of the Sky Symphonic Band, under the musical direction of
Dr. David Wilken, presents symphonic band music in the tradition of a community-style band. Our members include professional and amateur musicians of all ages and walks of life who live in Buncombe, Henderson and McDowell counties, with rehearsals held weekly in Asheville. We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, and a North Carolina Arts Council, Grassroots Arts Program grant recipient.
Dr.Wilken is a graduate of Illinois Wesleyan University. He earned the Master of Music in Jazz Studies from DePaul University and the Doctor of Arts in Trombone Performance from Ball State University. He has served as Assistant Professor of Jazz and Brass at Adams State College in Alamosa, Colorado, and Assistant Professor/Coordinator of Jazz Studies at the University of North Carolina at Asheville. He is currently an Instructor of Music at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, North Carolina. Dr. Wilken serves as Music Director and Lead Trombone of the Asheville Jazz Orchestra.