University Wind Symphony

Conducted by: Dr. Scott Boerma (scott.boerma@wmich.edu)
Registration information: “Symphonic Band:” MUS 1100 (undergraduate students) or MUS 5100 (graduate students)

The University Wind Symphony (formerly “Symphonic Band”) at Western Michigan University is made up of outstanding undergraduate and graduate musicians who embrace the challenge of performing the finest in wind band literature and transcriptions in a variety of concert settings. The ensemble presents four to five performances each year in WMU’s 3,500-seat Miller Auditorium and includes concert appearances throughout Michigan and the Midwest as a part of its annual spring tour.

The University Wind Symphony has gained national and international prominence through performances at national conventions of the College Band Directors National Association and MENC as well as at the Michigan Music Conference. They have also toured Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Brazil, and China.

In addition, the Wind Symphony enjoys working with outstanding guest conductors and composers as they come to campus each year to share their musical expertise and insight with the ensemble in both rehearsals and performances.

REHEARSAL TIMES

  • Monday and Wednesday, 11 a.m.–12:40 p.m.
  • Friday, 11–11:50 a.m.