The Wind Ensemble is St. Cloud State University’s premiere concert band, comprised of the finest wind and percussion musicians on campus. It is a creative arena for future music educators, performers, pre-professionals and music lovers alike to express themselves and support each other in music-making endeavors.
The ensemble is committed to the performance and promotion of the richest, most varied music for wind band, ranging from time-honored classics to world premieres of new music. The Wind Ensemble is known as one of the most innovative university music ensembles in the country by virtue of its imaginative programming, fostering of major and emerging composers, unique outreach programs to music education, and its commitment to making music meaningful in communities and in the lives of people.
MUSP 164 - Wind Ensemble
Meets Mondays & Wednesday 2-3:50 PM - PAC 113
Catharine Bushman - Wind Ensemble, Music Education
227A Performing Arts Center
Check out the links below to learn more about this ensemble! The Soundcloud page links to recent recordings of the Wind Ensemble.
Fall 2015 Audition Information
All new members interested in joining the St. Cloud State University Wind Ensemble should register for MUSP 164 today! Open rehearsals will be held the first week of classes so new members can get back in to shape from the summer and try out the group. Part placement auditions will be held the third or fourth week of the semester during class time.
Chair placement auditions will be held for the following instruments on September 14 & 15.
Halloween "Spooktacular" Kids Concert with the SCSU Campus Band
Music Department's Celebrations Concert with author Doug Wood
Twelve students Participated in Minnesota College Band Directors Intercollegiate Honor Band
Outreach performances at St. Michael-Albertville High School at for Winds Around the Cities Festival at Bethel University
Friendship Concert with the University of Manitoba Wind Ensemble (Fraser Linklater, conductor) and Patty Diederichs, SCSU French Horn Professor
Students participated in Minnesota College Band Directors Intercollegiate Honor Band and North Central Regional Intercollegiate Band (Ball State University, Muncie, IN)
Wind Ensemble Outreach Tour to St. Louis, MO including performances for Monticello High School, Princeton Middle School, LaCrescent Middle & High School and Lindenwood University (St. Charles MO)
Friendship Concert with University of Minnesota Morris Symphonic Winds (Simon Tillier, conductor)