An Introduction to Windjammers Unlimited…
Since its founding in 1971, WJU Members have proudly participated in what has evolved as our core mission: Preservation of, Education about, and Performance of the music played in traditional American Circus and Wild West Shows. Founders and early Members referred to the organization as “My Windjammers,” “Windjammers,” “My Windjammers Unlimited” and similar monikers. During the 1980s and 1990s and the era of acronyms, some simply said “MyWJU” and “WJU.”
Whatever you use, Windjammers Unlimited is here as the authoritative source and repository for all things circus music.
Join WJU today! We look forward to hearing from you.
Here’s what we have been doing and are planning:
- 2021 WJU Virtual Winter Convention, January 14-17
First proceeding of WJU’s 50th year, this successful virtual event is all over and out, but session replays are available to Members. Click here to view what you missed.
- 2021 WJU Virtual Summer Meet, July 23-25
This professionally-edited special presentation features circus museum tours, two WJU concerts, interviews with circus “celebrities” including Merle Evans, and more. Its live and digital segments include a WJU public concert recorded with four cameras in Baraboo, WI on July 10, 2021.
The concert was of particular excitement for some Windjammers and others itching to perform together live after months of Covid standdowns. For mustering the band as part of Timothy Tegge’s Central States Circus Soirée, WJU was named a co-sponsor of the event. The one-hour performance began at 3 pm CDT on the grounds of the Henry Ringling Mansion (a.k.a. Ringling Bed & Breakfast.) under the baton of bandmaster Charlie Conrad.
Registration fee to stream the WJU Virtual Summer Meet is $20, which covers everyone in the household. Be sure you are logged in as a Member, and then click here to go to the registration page. If you are not logged in first, click here to log in.
- 2021 WJU Virtual Circus Band
Dozens of WJU Members playing alone together in dozens of venues!
- 2022 WJU Winter Convention, live in Bradenton, FL, is planned for January 11-16, 2022. Details to be confirmed
- 2022 WJU Summer Meet, live in Springfield, MO, is planned for July 12-17, 2022. Details to be confirmed
“May all your days be Circus Days!”
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