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Swarthmore College Wind Ensemble

The Swarthmore College Wind Ensemble

The Swarthmore Wind Ensemble rehearses once a week for two-and-a-half hours in Lang Concert Hall, and performs a full concert at the end of each semester.  We are a Tri-College group, welcoming students from Haverford and Bryn Mawr Colleges who are interested in exploring the Concert Band repertoire in a collegiate setting.  We perform a wide range of repertoire, from band classics to the newest compositions, and our programs often include arrangements of music from musicals and films as well. (Please read our full repertoire vision statement here.) The Wind Ensemble has taken field trips to hear world-renowned bands (such as the President's Own Marine Band), and sometimes rehearses outdoors in the Scott Amphitheater.  Any member of the Tri-Co community who plays a band instrument is welcome to join. The Wind Ensemble is directed by Andrew Hauze '04.

    Wind Ensemble Auditions, Fall 2022

    We welcome new members for the Fall Semester of Wind Ensemble! Auditions are only to determine seating assignments: any student who plays a band instrument (woodwind, brass, or percussion) is welcome to participate. This semester we'll be playing works by Joe Hisaishi (Howl's Moving Castle Fantasy), William Owens (Quicksilver), Catherine Likhuta (Through Healers' Eyes), Kevin Day (A Song for Tomorrow), and Percy Grainger (Irish Tune from County Derry and Shepherd's Hey).

    To audition, please prepare any 3-4 minute excerpt from your repertoire. Play anything that you feel comfortable playing and that will give me a sense of your current level. Auditions are very low-key and friendly, so while it's very natural to be nervous about auditions, please know that we try to make auditions a very welcoming space.

    Auditions will be held in-person in Lang Music Building Room 410 during the day on Monday and Tuesday, August 29 and 30. You can sign up for a time to audition here. If you're not available during those times, please be in touch with Andrew Hauze to arrange for an alternate time.

    If you are not yet sure if you'd like to join Wind Ensemble, please attend our first rehearsal on Thursday, September 1, at 7:00 pm in Lang Concert Hall to learn more about it. 

    Wind Ensemble can be taken for 0.5 credit or 0 credit. We rehearse on Thursday nights in Lang Concert Hall from 7:00-9:30 pm. Please email with any questions.

    Swarthmore College Wind Ensemble, November 18, 2017

    Swarthmore College Wind Ensemble at their fall 2017 concert. Excerpt from Percy Grainger's "Lincolnshire Posy (Movement VI: The Lost Lady Found)."

    Swarthmore Wind Ensemble, Spring 2017

    Swarthmore College Wind Ensemble at their fall 2017 concert. Excerpt from Julia Niebergall's "Hoosier Rag," arranged by Andrew Hauze.

    Swarthmore Wind Ensemble plays "Star Wars"

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