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Wind Ensemble

The Wind Ensemble is the premier wind band at Tarleton State. Membership is open to both music majors and non-music majors and is selected by audition at the beginning of the fall semester.

This group performs a diverse repertoire of both new wind band works and classics of the concert band. The Wind Ensemble has a tradition of excellence and commissions new works for band and hosts outstanding composers, conductors, and soloists. The Wind Ensemble has participated in consortiums with universities from around the country to commission new works by several composers including Kevin Walczyk, David Avshalomov, Michael Schelle, Kevin McKee, and Steven Bryant.

During the Invitational Band Festival, the Wind Ensemble concludes the festival with the composer-in-residence conducting a concert of his/her own works. Guest conductors have included: Col. John R. Bourgeois, Frank Ticheli, Samuel R. Hazo, David R. Holsinger, Mark Camphouse, Robert Sheldon, Robert W. Smith, and Randall Standridge.

The Wind Ensemble meets from 1:00 to 2:55 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays in both the fall and spring semesters and is directed by Dr. David Robinson.

2018-19 Performance Schedule

All concerts held in the Clyde H. Wells Fine Arts Center Auditorium:

  • Tuesday, March 5, 2019 (7:30 pm) - as part of the Ninth Annual Tarleton Invitational Band Festival
  • Monday, April 22, 2019 (7:30 pm) - "The American Solider's Tale"