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. The inaugural concert of this band took place on
July 7, 1985 at Norfolk’s Town Point Park. Maestro Berg conducts the Winds until his passing in 2000.