Wind Ensemble

Wind Ensemble

Come join us this semester for music-making in the Wind Ensemble! We accept ALL St. Lawrence students who play a band instrument. (Community members, faculty, and staff should contact director Theresa Witmer about playing in the ensemble.) Auditions are for placement only, and to give you and the director a chance to meet each other.

The St. Lawrence University Wind Ensemble is made up of talented student members, SLU faculty, staff and local community members. We rehearse twice per week (Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:30-8pm) and conclude the semester with a concert, which will be on April 23rd.

Together, let’s meet these goals:

  1. Play music that connects us to each other and to the wider community, and that has artistic merit, personal meaning for our members, or both! 

  2. Feel “at home” in the ensemble—a place for you to recharge, relax, be energized and empowered...sometimes all at once. 

Wind Ensemble

If you have any suggestions for music that you would like us to play, please feel free to reach out to me. I am always looking for new music repertoire ideas and would love to hear from you. To give you an idea of what we do, our concert program this past fall was:

  • Tower Bridge by Robert Washburn
  • English Folk Song Suite by Ralph Vaughan Williams
  • The Willow Tree by Pádraigín Ní Uallacháin
  • the finale from The Pines of Rome by Ottorino Respighi
  • By Loch and Mountain by R.W. Smith
  • Mary Shelley Meets Frankenstein by Erika Svanoe
  • Raiders of the Lost Ark Medley by John Williams

Rehearsals (starting Thursday, January 25)

  • Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:30-8pm, in Griffiths Arts Center 15

Performance Date

  • Tuesday, April 23, at 7pm in Peterson-Kermani Performance Hall


All musicians interested in playing this semester should fill out one of the surveys below:

  • SLU students who are new to our Wind Ensemble, please fill out the survey here, which includes information about your (very short and guaranteed-to-be-painless) placement audition
  • Returning members who are SLU students, please fill out the survey here
  • Community Members, Faculty and Staff, and others, please fill out the survey here

Contact director Theresa Witmer with any questions.