The 55-member Wind Ensemble offers a premier band performance opportunity for advanced musicians. Membership is open to musicians of all majors who successfully complete the required audition. Limited scholarships are available for outstanding performers.
The Wind Ensemble presents concerts on campus and makes frequent tours within Arkansas and neighboring states. In addition, the group performs regularly as a guest ensemble at state conventions, festivals, and other events.
Repertoire for the Wind Ensemble includes standard band literature, event-oriented music, and new music for wind ensemble. The group sponsors frequent guest solo artist appearances and premiers new works. In addition, the ensemble functions as a lab band for music education and conducting students. Chamber ensemble members and orchestral chairs are chosen from members of the Wind Ensemble.
How do I become a member?
Rigorous auditions for membership in the Wind Ensemble are held in late October. Sign-up lists are posted in the Reynolds Center and band hall for those who are interested.
Prerequisite: Proficiency on a band instrument and passing the audition.