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  Concert band - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A concert band, also called wind band, symphonic band, symphonic winds, wind orchestra, wind symphony, or wind ensemble, is a performing ensemble consisting of several members of the woodwind instrument family, brass instrument family and percussion instrument family.
During the 19th century large ensembles of wind and percussion instruments in the English and American traditions existed mainly in the form of the Military band for ceremonial and festive occasions, and the works performed consisted mostly of marches.
A community band is a community-based ensemble of wind and percussion players, composed primarily of adults who do not receive the majority of their livelihood from participation in the ensemble, which regularly holds rehearsals and performs at least one to three times per year.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Wind_ensemble   (3153 words)

  
 Musical ensemble - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Mozart's Clarinet Quintet is similarly a piece written for an ensemble consisting of 2 violins, a viola, a cello and a clarinet, the last being the exceptional addition to a "normal" string quartet.
A wind ensemble consists entirely of wind instruments and percussion instruments, but may also include stringed bass.
Schools from elementary level onward often have a school band program which is usually centered around its wind ensemble, often known as a concert band.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Musical_ensemble   (765 words)

  
 Wind Ensemble - Department of Music - Rowan University   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
The Wind Ensemble is designed to prepare instrumentalists for the professional world of large ensemble performance; and future teachers with teaching concepts related to the study of band repertoire and performance.
Wind Ensemble students are challenged musically and are introduced to standard repertoire as well as new music written for symphonic bands.
The focus of the wind Ensemble is the exploration of university-level repertoire possessing serious artistic merit.
www.rowan.edu /fpa/music/our_assets/ensembles/wind_ensemble.html   (144 words)

  
 Eastman Wind Ensemble - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Eastman Wind Ensemble is a famous American concert band founded by Frederick Fennell at the Eastman School of Music in 1952.
Through the group, Fennell redefined wind ensemble to refer to a specific kind of wind band with only one player per part, and focusing on original wind music rather than orchestral transcriptions.
In 1987, the Eastman Wind Ensemble was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Classical Performance - Instrumental Soloist or Solists (with or without orchestra) for its 1986 album Carnaval, a collaboration with trumpeter Wynton Marsalis.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Eastman_Wind_Ensemble   (170 words)

  
 University Wind Ensemble - Boston College   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
The University Wind Ensemble also provides students with the opportunity to perform literature specifically designed for smaller chamber ensembles, which greatly contributes to their development, and will broaden the selection of performances for the Boston College community.
The mission of the University Wind Ensemble is to provide students, who share a passion for making music and an opportunity to perform wind and percussion music of outstanding composers in an educational setting.
The University Wind Ensemble is under the direction of Sebastian Bonaiuto, Director of Bands.
www.bc.edu /offices/odsd/bands/ensembles/concert   (352 words)

  
 LSU Wind Ensemble
The LSU Wind Ensemble is the select concert organization of the LSU Band Department, and is comprised of the finest wind and percussion students in the School of Music, primarily graduate students and upperclassmen.
In March 2006, the LSU Wind Ensemble was featured in performance at the American Bandmasters Association convention in Richardson, Texas.
The Wind Ensemble performs three concerts in the fall semester and three in the spring semester.
www.bands.lsu.edu /ensembles/wind_ensemble.php   (180 words)

  
 Musical ensemble - Facts, Information, and Encyclopedia Reference article
A musical ensemble is, by definition, a group of three or more musicians who gather to perform music.
A Sinfonietta usually denotes a somewhat smaller orchestra (though still not a chamber orchestra), and the terms concert or pops orchestra usually mean an orchestra concentrating mainly on the light classical and more popular repertoire.
Schools from elementary level onward often have some version of a wind ensemble, often known as a concert band.
www.startsurfing.com /encyclopedia/m/u/s/Musical_ensemble.html   (531 words)

  
 Carthage - Music - Wind Orchestra   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
The Carthage College Wind Orchestra, one of the oldest college bands in the United States, was established as a brass band in 1873 under the leadership of professor J.M. Helfrich.
From its humble beginnings as a six-piece brass ensemble, the group has been subsequently been known as the "Concert Band", "Symphonic Band", "Symphonic Wind Ensemble", and "Wind Symphony" during its tenure of 131 years.
The Carthage Concert Band is an extension of the Wind Orchestra, and allows students addtional opportunities to further their skills as a musician and teacher.
www.carthage.edu /dept/music/windorch/index.html   (770 words)

  
 The Miami University Wind Ensemble
The Miami University Wind Ensemble is comprised of the fifty finest wind and percussion performers on campus.
The ensemble has performed for the College Band Directors National Association in 1994, 1998, and at the national conference in 1999; for the Ohio Music Education Association in 1990, 1993, 1996, 2000 and 2002; and at the inaugural Atlanta International Band and Orchestra Conference in 1996.
The ensemble has issued the compact disc recording "American Music for Wind Ensemble," to critical acclaim.
www.orgs.muohio.edu /windensemble   (204 words)

  
 Butler Music Performance Ensembles
The Band Department at Butler consists of the Wind Ensemble, the Symphonic Band, the Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Combo, the Marching Band, and the Basketball Band.
The Wind Ensemble performs the finest examples of wind band repertoire from the Renaissance to the present, and has the flexibility of instrumentation to perform standard concert band repertoire such as Copland's Emblems and the Hindemith Symphony as well as smaller, chamber wind music such as the Stravinsky Octet for Winds and the Mozart serenades.
The Wind Ensemble plays several concert a year in magnificent Clowes Memorial Hall on the Butler campus, as well as concerts in other venues in the Indianapolis area.
www.butler.edu /music/mu_ensemble_bandwind.html   (255 words)

  
 Moores School of Music: Wind Ensemble
The ensemble has gained a national reputation through performances at the conventions of the Texas Music Educators Association (1988, 1993, 1997, and 2002, and 2006), College Band Directors National Association, the Meyerson Symphony Hall Series in Dallas, and numerous performances in the Houston metropolitan area.
The Wind Ensemble was founded by Director Emeritus Eddie Green, who was named Texas Bandmaster of the Year in 1990 and inducted into the Texas Bandmasters Hall of Fame in 2005.
During his tenure with the Wind Ensemble, Green became known as one of the leading conductors of wind bands in the United States and continues to be in high demand as a clinician and teacher.
www.music.uh.edu /bands/windensemble.html   (430 words)

  
 Columbia University Wind Ensemble
Furthermore, the term wind ensemble promotes the fact that we are merely a group of wind players that plays good music for winds, and that we are not limited to the traditional concert band literature.
The players who are most successful in the ensemble are those that have studied advanced ensemble and solo literature have done at least some playing outside of a high school band such as in honors ensembles or University ensembles.
The Wind Ensemble is an ABC and SGA recognized student organization and is run entirely by an Executive Board of students.
www.columbia.edu /cu/wind/about/faq.html   (976 words)

  
 UConn Department of Music - Wind Ensemble   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Using an instrumentation similar to that of a “double orchestral wind section”, the wind ensemble performs music composed during the past five centuries for winds, brass, percussion and keyboards.
With the rich history of the past, the contemporary wind ensemble provides a wide variety of music ranging from the classical octet to contemporary chamber repertoire and the sonorous full ensemble.
The Frederick Fennell Repertoire Archives is ongoing project that brings the internationally renowned conductor and founder of the Eastman Wind Ensemble, Frederick Fennell, to campus annually to study in depth the wind band classics of Holst, Vaughan Williams, Grainger, Persichetti, and others.
www.music.uconn.edu /Ensembles/Wind_Ensemble/index.htm   (484 words)

  
 Fresno State Wind Ensemble
The Wind Ensemble is the premiere performing ensemble representing the music department at Fresno State.
The Wind Ensemble enrolls the most proficient wind and percussion players from the university.
On June 2, 1996, the Wind Ensemble made its premiere at Carnegie Hall, sharing the state with the University of Rochester University Choir and the McCallum High School Band.
www.csufresno.edu /music/WindEnsDefault.html   (237 words)

  
 Ensembles - Eastman Wind Ensemble   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Under his leadership the group became known as the pioneering force in the symphonic wind band movement in the United States and abroad.
The ensemble’s current director, Mark Davis Scatterday, was introduced as the fourth conductor of this prestigious group during the EWE’s 50th anniversary celebration on February 8, 2002.
The Eastman Wind Ensemble celebrated its 50th anniversary in February 2002 with a conference of international scope on the wind ensemble and its music.
www.esm.rochester.edu /ensembles/ewe.php   (677 words)

  
 The UCLA Wind Ensemble   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
The 50 members of the UCLA Wind Ensemble are highly select and versatile musicians who are challenged to create music at the highest artistic levels.
The UCLA Wind Ensemble also premiered a musical montage on the CBS special "1991 - A Year to Remember", receiving one of television's prestigious Emmy nominations.
Auditions for the Wind Ensemble are held at the beginning of Fall Quarter.
www.asucla.ucla.edu /band/wind2.html   (133 words)

  
 BU | CFA | School of Music | BUTI | Young Artists Wind Ensemble
The Young Artists Wind Ensemble provides opportunities to study and perform works for large ensemble, chamber music, and solo repertoire under the guidance of artist conductors and coaches.
The full ensemble studies and performs a breadth of literature composed for wind and percussion instruments from the 16th through the 20th centuries.
Under the direction of outstanding wind conductor and pedagogue David Martins and internationally renowned wind ensemble conductor H. Robert Reynolds, rehearsals focus on details such as balance and tuning as well as interpretation and historical context.
www.bu.edu /cfa/music/tanglewood/wind.htm   (193 words)

  
 Wind ensemble - MIT Wind Ensemble - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Austin Civic Wind Ensemble (ACWE) is a community ensemble formed of both amateur and professional musicians.
SFA Wind Ensemble The Wind Ensemble, the premier concert band in the SFA Wind Ensemble This group performs the "core repertoire" of the modern band,
Ill Wind Ensemble creates a unique world of music with spontaneous improvisation, unusual instruments and an ambient but jazzy sound.
wind.recommendlist.com /rl/wind-wind-ensemble.htm   (259 words)

  
 Harding University - Band - Wind Ensemble
Typically, 60 per cent of the membership of the Wind Ensemble are music majors; however, membership is open to musicians of all majors who successfully complete the required audition.
Chamber ensemble members and orchestral chairs are chosen from members of the Wind Ensemble.
Rigorous auditions for membership in the Wind Ensemble are held in late October.
www.harding.edu /band/wind.html   (215 words)

  
 Vanderbilt University Symphonic Wind Ensemble
Performing groups are diverse both in size and instrumentation, including: ensembles for flutes, saxophones, trombones, trumpets, and tubas; brass choir; woodwind choir; percussion ensemble; African performing ensemble; contemporary music ensemble; symphony orchestra; chamber orchestra; opera orchestra; and three wind ensembles.
The Vanderbilt Wind Symphony is the premier wind performing group at Vanderbilt University and includes the most outstanding woodwind, brass, and percussion students in the School of Music.
The group is dedicated to the performance of the finest wind repertoire, and its mission is to stimulate musical growth and provide advanced study opportunities for student musicians.
www.vanderbilt.edu /vuband/windens/windens.htm   (683 words)

  
 Herndon Band - Wind Ensemble   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
The Herndon High School Wind Ensemble is composed of the most advanced student-musicians and is open by audition only.
This year the Wind Ensemble was the featured guest band at the University of South Carolina Convention, and was the winner of WGMS radio's Young Artist Series competition.
In 1995, the Wind Ensemble made its second appearance at the prestigious Mid-West International Band and Orchestra Clinic (they first appeared in 1987), also receiving a standing ovation for their performance (Check out the sound page for some clips from the CD's of these performances).
www.herndonband.org /POHWind.htm   (415 words)

  
 Eastman Wind Ensemble
In 2005, Scatterday led the Eastman Wind Ensemble in a highly acclaimed performance at Carnegie Hall and also conducted a concert in Japan as part of the opening ceremonies of a new concert hall in Karuizawa, joined by members of the Tokyo Philharmonic.
While at Cornell, he was one of the principal conductors of the professional new music group Ensemble X, which performed in Carnegie Hall in 2003, and was also the conductor and music director of the Cayuga Winds, a professional chamber winds ensemble in Ithaca, New York.
In addition to his position as ensembles professor at Eastman, Roller also served as a professor of ensembles at the universities of Houston, Texas-Austin, Wisconsin at Madison, and Michigan, and was a conductor and faculty member at the Interlochen Center for the Arts for 50 years.
www.esm.rochester.edu /ewe/conductors.php   (1322 words)

  
 ACU Wind Ensemble to perform at regional conference
The Abilene Christian University Wind Ensemble will be performing at the College Band Directors National Association Southwestern Division Conference at Baylor University in Waco on April 1 at 10 a.m.
Other performing ensembles at the CBDNA conference include Missouri State University Wind Ensemble, University of Missouri Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Baylor Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble, Stephen F. Austin State University Wind Ensemble, University of Texas Symphony Band and University of Houston Moores School of Music Symphonic Winds.
The ACU Wind Ensemble is comprised of outstanding undergraduate wind and percussion players on the ACU campus.
www.acu.edu /events/news/archives2006/060327_wind_ensemble.html   (468 words)

  
 Lawrence Wind Ensemble   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
The Lawrence University Wind Ensemble is selected from the top wind and percussion students in the Lawrence University Conservatory of Music.
The ensemble has performed at regional and national conventions and has enjoyed a close association with many American composers.
The Lawrence University Wind Ensemble is determined to bring its audiences the finest artistic repertoire from all musical periods, cultures and styles.
www.lawrence.edu /conservatory/ensembles/wind_ensemble   (199 words)

  
 ACU Wind Ensemble to perform at state convention
The Abilene Christian University Wind Ensemble will perform at the 2005 Texas Music Educators Association convention in San Antonio on Feb. 10 at 12:30 p.m.
The ensemble was selected to perform at the convention, which is the highest state honor offered by the TMEA to university bands.
The ACU Wind Ensemble is conducted by Wilson and includes students who are wind and percussion players with various majors.
www.acu.edu /events/news/archives2005/050203_wind_ensemble_tour.html   (328 words)

  
 Rutgers University Wind Ensemble   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
The Rutgers Wind Ensemble presents concerts at the highest artistic level, performing both masterworks of the wind repertoire and new works, including pieces composed expressly for the group.
The Wind Ensemble has proudly performed with many guest conductors, including Harry Begian, Kenneth G. Bloomquist, Peter Boonshaft, Eugene Migliaro Corporon, James Croft, James Curnow, Dennis Fisher, David Holsinger, Charles T. Menghini, John Pastin, Stephen Pratt, William H. Silvester, and John Whitwell.
In the words of Classical New Jersey critic William Allin Storrer, the Rutgers Wind Ensemble is “the Rolls Royce of wind ensembles.”
musicweb.rutgers.edu /windband/windensemb.htm   (185 words)

  
 NIU Music - Wind Ensemble   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
The NIU Wind Ensemble is the most select wind and percussion group on campus.
The ensemble specializes in chamber wind and soloistic wind literature for eight to 50 players.
In addition to its busy performing schedule both on and off campus, the Wind Ensemble is extremely active in recording.
www.niu.edu /music/current/ensembles/windens/index.shtml   (116 words)

  
 The Keystone Wind Ensemble
The Keystone Wind Ensemble is sponsored by Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and all members have a direct affiliation with the university as alumni, students, faculty, or administrators.
The ensemble, created in 1992, was formed for the express purpose of recording new and more traditional works from the concert band repertoire for national release on compact disc.
Jack Stamp, the founder and conductor of the Keystone Wind Ensemble, is Professor of Music and Conductor of Bands at Indiana University of Pennsylvania where he conducts the Wind Ensemble, Symphony Band, and teaches courses in undergraduate and graduate conducting.
www.keystonewinds.com   (716 words)

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