The Chamber Winds is the most versatile ensemble of the United States Naval Academy Band. Originally formed in 2000, the Chamber Winds performs music from the classical to modern eras, ranging from W. A. Mozart’s Gran Partita to Igor Stravinsky’s Octet, and Beethoven's Sextet, Op. 71 to the Wind Sonatinas of Richard Strauss.
Led by oboist, Musician First Class Emily Madsen, the Chamber Winds has earned high praise for its performances, and has appeared at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage in Washington, DC and at colleges and universities throughout the mid-Atlantic region, including Towson University, Mount St. Mary's College, and Dickenson College. The ensemble often features guest conductors for its concerts, including, in recent years, Rodney Winther, William Drury, and Gene Young. In 2010, the Chamber Winds was chosen to represent the Naval Academy Band at its first appearance at the Midwest Clinic - Band and Orchestra Conference in Chicago.