The late C. Sidney Berg founded The Tidewater Winds Professional Concert Band
in 1985 to provide an opportunity for residents of the Hampton Roads area to
enjoy free professional band concerts in the “Sousa Band” tradition. Funding
comes from various local and state grants, as well as contributions from
businesses and individuals. Incorporated by the State Corporation Commission
on October 13, 1992, the band is a 501 c3 non-profit organization as recognized by
the Internal Revenue Service. The inaugural concert of this band took place on
July 7, 1985 at Norfolk’s Town Point Park.