The Wind Ensemble is UMSL's premier concert band. Membership is open to students of all majors and there is no audition to join the Wind Ensemble, though students will play a brief chair-placement audition during the first weeks of school.
The UMSL Wind Ensemble's mission is to pursue creativity in music-making through performances of music for winds and percussion written by composers who reflect the complete diversity and richness of the human experience - this especially includes composers of traditionally under-represented backgrounds. Through the rehearsal and performance of this repertoire, ensemble members have the opportunity to grow musically through a wide array of compositional techniques, rehearsal processes, and expressive possibilities.
The UMSL Wind Ensemble rehearses in the beautiful Touhil Performing Arts Center, on Wednesday evenings, 7:00-9:00 pm.
To join the ensemble, please contact Dr. Wacyk (info below), and register for EN PER 1530. For any questions, please contact:
Partner-Membership (community, professional, high school)
As the UMSL Wind Ensemble continues to grow stronger following the pandemic, we have a few openings for partner-members of the community or professional players of wind/brass/percussion, who are interested in joining UMSLWE and helping us move into the future! We also accept a select number talented high school musicians, depending on availability.