Symphonic Wind Ensemble 

The ATU Symphonic Wind Ensemble is the premier instrumental ensemble on the Tech campus.  Comprised almost completely of music majors, but open to students of any major (by audition), this ensemble is for the most serious wind performer and music student.  Auditions are held at the beginning of each semester over excerpts for each instrument.  Typically, this ensemble performs 6 concerts per year of the highest level of literature.

The Wind Ensemble is dedicated to the exploration of new music for Wind Ensemble and the advocacy of music by current composers.  Recent performances have included Maslanka, Mendelssohn, Husa, Hindemith, and Bryant.  The Symphonic Wind Ensemble regularly tours and engages in rehearsal and performance with the composer in residence.  

The Arkansas Tech University Symphonic Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band has presented featured performances at conferences of the:

College Band Directors National Association

1967, 1974, 1990, 1992, 1996, 2014

Arkansas Music Educators Association

11 performances

American School Band Directors Association

1970, 1982, 2005

American Bandmasters Association

2002

Music Educators National Conference

1962, 1966, 1969, 1992

 

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