The BYU Wind Symphony has used their nationally recognized sound to perform for international audiences since 1987. In 2005 their acclaim led to an invitation for them to perform at the United Nations Family Days celebration in Stockholm, where they later played a private concert for the US ambassador to Sweden.
The symphony’s gift for uplifting audiences influenced their 2015 tour to Mongolia, where the Wind Symphony recorded an accompaniment track of the song “High on a Mountain Top” for a group of Latter-day Saint choir members in Mongolia. After the tour concluded, the Mongolian choir sent the Wind Symphony a video of the choir’s performances set to the symphony’s recording, a celebratory gesture of their time together and their shared faith in Jesus Christ.
Clarinetist Josh Tsai said of his time in the symphony, “I am able to touch lives with this band and the bands that we play with; this is a gift that I am only able to give with [the Wind Symphony].”