The Boston University Wind Ensemble is the premiere performance major symphonic band in the School of Music. Under the baton of Professor David Martins, the Wind Ensemble is designed to prepare wind, brass, and percussion players for professional careers in ensemble performance. It also provides future music educators with standard teaching concepts and methods related to the study of band repertoire and performance. The Wind Ensemble has received critical acclaim for its outstanding level of performance.
Wind Ensemble challenges students through both established repertoire and new music written for symphonic bands. Their season typically includes four concerts at the Tsai Performance Center. Special projects have included conference appearances and the recording of multiple studio albums featuring BU faculty composers and soloists. In addition, the Wind Ensemble has performed numerous world premieres.
Membership in the Wind Ensemble is determined by auditions held by the School of Music each September. Extremely talented non-music majors who have already spent at least one year at Boston University may audition for this group; if interested, please contact the Mary Gerbi, Ensembles Manager.
The Wind Ensemble regularly rehearses TR, 3:40pm-6:10pm.
Conductor: Dr. Jennifer Bill
The Boston University Concert Band is a large concert ensemble comprising approximately 55 members from a multitude of majors throughout the University. The ensemble is open to all students wishing to continue making music throughout their collegiate years. The Concert Band performs a diverse section of the wind band repertoire ranging from traditional works to premieres and recent compositions by leading composers. For more information please visit http://www.bu.edu/bands/bands-and-ensembles/concert-ensembles/.