Jazeps Medins Riga Music Secondary School’s Symphonic Wind Band, founded in 1927, is one of the oldest symphonic wind bands in Latvia. They established a training orchestra in 1947.
Over the past ﬁve years, the orchestra has become a serious player among the Latvian amateur wind orchestras. Under the guidance of conductors Janis Retenais and Andis Karelis, the orchestra has set high achievements and goals.
Since 2010, the orchestra participates in the international “Riga BRASS SYMPOSIUM” closing concert and the Baltic brass band and ensemble forum. Also, the orchestra regularly produces a variety of Christmas programmes in collaboration with the JMRMV’s choir, as well as the Republic Day programme.
The orchestra is an excellent practice tool for future wind orchestra conductors, as in the 4th year of school, those students studying orchestral conducting, have the experience of working with this orchestra.