Music Department - St. Cloud State University

Music Department - St. Cloud State University

2015 Wind Ensemble

Wind Ensemble

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
(320) 308-2082

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flutesFall 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.

Audition Excerpts

Chair placement auditions will be held for the following instruments on September 14 & 15.







Alto Saxophone




2014-2015 Highlights

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 Professorsound board

2014-2013 Highlights

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)

Winds Around the Cities Logo

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