The Wind Ensemble is a select group of wind and percussion players in the Pittsburg State University Band program. This is an audition ensemble which focuses its attention on the musical growth of the players in preparation for careers in music education and/or music performance. The repertoire selected concentrates on contemporary works and those wind works that hold a significant place in the history of the wind band.
The Wind Ensemble is offered both Fall and Spring Semesters with auditions being held at the beginning of each semester for personnel. Rehearsals are Tuesday and Thursday from 3:00-4:30 each semester. The ensemble will typically give two concerts in the fall and three in the spring.
The PSU Wind Ensemble recently performed at the 2006 KMEA Convention in Wichita, KS. The Wind Ensemble is under the leadership of Dr. Craig Fuchs, Director of Wind Ensemble of the Department of Music.
The Symphonic Band is offered in the Spring Semester and enrollment is open without audition for membership. Auditions may be held within the sections for chair placement.
The Symphonic Band serves an important role for the university in that it provides the general student body with the opportunity to continue their participation in a musical ensemble regardless of their major. Secondly, it provides the less experienced music majors the opportunity to build their musicianship and leadership skills.
Concerts feature a variety of music from marches and Broadway medleys to some of the finest serious music composed for this medium. This ensemble will typically give two concerts during the semester. Rehearsals are held on Monday nights from 6:30-8:30. The ensemble is under the direction of Mr. Doug Whitten, Associate Director of Bands and Director of Athletic Bands.
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For additional information contact: Department of Music1701 S. Broadway Pittsburg State UniversityPittsburg, Kansas 66762(620) firstname.lastname@example.org