Doug Brown

Host of Wind & Rhythm

On the air, you can't see this big grin (I know I have a face for radio) but getting to be with you once a week to hear great wind band music puts that smile on my face. Premiering in the fall of 2008 here at Public Radio Tulsa was a "big break" for Wind and Rhythm and from this wonderful home, we've grown to 12 stations and have built "the gathering place for people who love band music" on the air. Thanks for the chance to share this compelling genre of music with you!

Ways to Connect

They have topped out the skyscraper in New York that started out with the name Freedom Tower but has been formally named One World Trade Center. It is gorgeous and is the tallest building in the western hemisphere. What an incredible accomplishment for a city that shows it’s steely resolve. 

Wikimedia Commons

It won’t be long until we celebrate Independence Day... at least that is the official celebration. On the 4th of July in 1776 the members of congress of the thirteen original states finally came to agreement and signed the Declaration of Independence. As history informs us, it wasn’t until 1781 that the war was over... 5 years. Of course there were subsequent battles, but every year on the 4th of July we have a chance to celebrate... How we actually celebrate is a personal matter, but in the parks of America, there are wind bands playing patriotic music to remind us of our freedom.