Department of Music

St. Cloud State Wind Ensemble in the Department of Music


Wind Ensemble

The Wind Ensemble is St. Cloud State’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.

How to join

Wind Ensemble is open to any student on campus, regardless of major. Interested students should register for MUSP 164 and attend the first class for assistance with joining.


Auditions will be requested by the conductor if needed for part assignments. New students should complete a new member audition the first week of classes. This is a chance to meet the conductor and play a short piece of your choosing if they are unsure about joining. Percussionists, pianists and bass players are encouraged to demonstrate drum set styles or other styles you are familiar with.



For more information

Catharine Bushman
(320) 308-2082

Class credit

Wind Ensemble meets from 3-4:15 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday

This ensemble can be taken for course credit, MUSP 164; counts in LEP Goal Area 6; and is repeatable for credit.

Student Organizations

  • Wind Ensemble Student Organization