Wind Ensemble (MUSC 211, section 2)
The Wind Ensemble, conducted by Evan Feldman, is composed of approximately fifty-five of the finest wind and percussion performers at the university. Although its members come from many different states and a variety of fields of study, they are drawn together by the desire to perform serious wind literature. The Wind Ensemble has received praise from composers and reviewers for its artistic performances and imaginative programming that regularly features collaborations with major composers and guest artists. Membership in the Wind Ensemble is open by audition to all university students, regardless of major. The group rehearses from 3:30 pm to 5:45 pm on Tuesday and Thursday each semester and presents five concerts on campus in Memorial Hall each season and tours regularly.
The Symphony Band, conducted by Erin Cooper, is composed of approximately sixty students and performs a variety of original wind literature and orchestral transcriptions. Membership is open to all university students regardless of major. The Symphony Band rehearses from 3:35 pm to 5:45 pm on Mondays and Wednesdays each semester. The group performs four concerts on campus each year in Memorial Hall and regularly shares concerts with local high school bands.
The University Band, conducted by Jeffrey Fuchs, is composed of approximately one-hundred students and performs a variety of literature ranging from orchestral transcriptions and original works for winds to popular music. The University Band is open to all students and rehearses 6:20 pm to 8:00 pm Tuesday evenings during the spring semester in preparation for a late-semester performance.