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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.  The Wind Ensemble takes 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.

    Wind Ensemble Auditions

    We welcome new members for the Fall Semester of Wind Ensemble! Auditions are to determine seating assignments only: any student who plays a band instrument (woodwind, brass, or percussion) is welcome to participate.  This semester we'll be playing works by Leonard Bernstein, Shelley Hanson, Gordon Jacob, and Daniel Dade.

    To audition, please prepare any 3-4 minute excerpt from your repertoire. Play anything that you feel comfortable playing and that will give Prof. Hauze a sense of your current level. We will be holding pre-recorded video auditions instead of live auditions for Wind Ensemble this year, in order to hear everyone before rehearsals begin. You can find full details and submit your video here. Please try to submit your video audition by noon on Thursday, September 2.

    If you are not yet sure if you'd like to join Wind Ensemble, please attend our first rehearsal on Thursday, September 2, 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. 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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