The Wind Ensemble is open to SLU students, faculty, and staff, as well as adult and student musicians from our local community. A performance audition for both new and returning members is required for placement within the ensemble. See below for audition requirements.
The past few years have seen the Wind Ensemble continue to grow in both student population and musicianship. Music repertoire is varied and is chosen according to the abilities and interests of the members. The wind band repertoire is wonderfully rich, and music from its early days (“classic” band music, such as Holst, Vaughan Williams, etc.) to very recent compositions will appear in your folders. Director Theresa Witmer is new this fall and is looking forward to making music with the Wind Ensemble.
Rehearsals (starting September 6 in Peterson-Kermani Performance Hall)
- Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4:30-6 pm.
- Sunday, December 9, at 2 pm in Peterson-Kermani Performance Hall.
Monday, September 3, and Tuesday, September 4, 4:30-6 pm in Peterson-Kermani Performance Hall.
All participants must audition, regardless of prior participation. Be prepared to play a piece of your choosing (about one minute in length) that demonstrates your abilities on the instrument. Please play something you are comfortable with and enjoy playing. There will also be a short sight-reading excerpt.
For more information, contact Theresa Witmer, director.