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The Wind Ensemble is the premier concert band at UCM, and is made up of the university's most accomplished wind and percussion players selected by audition at the beginning of the term. The Wind Ensemble performs at least two concerts each semester in UCM's Hendricks Hall Auditorium and is also an important part of the university's commencement exercises at the end of each term. In addition, this ensemble also frequently tours throughout the region and has been featured at the Missouri Music Educators Association Conference (most recently in January, 2008 and again this coming year), as well as at regional and national conferences. On March 28, 2010, the UCM Wind Ensemble performed for an audience of more than 2,000 in New York's famed Carnegie Hall, after having been invited to be a part of Carnegie's subscription concert series!
The UCM Wind Ensemble is actively involved in the commissioning and premieres of new works for wind band, and performs the best recent music for winds, as well as some of the concert bands most important core repertoire. The Wind Ensemble premiered two new works during the 2006-2007 academic year. First, as part of a commissioning consortium, was "The Waters of Speech Are Silent," by Joanne Metcalf, and second was the premiere of a major new work for band, entitled, "Spirit!" by composer Aldo Rafael Forte. Other recent premieres and consortia of new compositions include works by Eric Honour, Shelley Hanson, James Syler, Michael Torke, Erollyn Wallen, and Bob Mintzer.
The Symphonic Band, directed by Dr. J. Steven Moore, Chair of UCM's Department of Music, is open to all UCM Students. The Symphonic Band begins its fall semester rehearsals at the conclusion of the regular football season in preparation for the Winter Bands Concert, and meets throughout the spring semester. They perform core literature for the concert band, as well as some of the best new works by contemporary wind band composers. Students are encouraged to enroll for Symphonic Band for the spring semester. Those who are not in the marching band who are interested in the fall Symphonic Band should please contact Dr. Moore.
ALL THE BEST!
Dr. Scott Lubaroff
Director of Bands.
WIND ENSEMBLE AUDITIONS
Auditions for the Fall, 2013 Wind Ensemble will be held during the first four days of fall semester classes (August 21-23). Signup sheets will be posted at least one week prior on the bulletin board outside of Room 109 in Utt Music Building. Materials required for auditions will include:
- Major Scales (multiple octaves whenever possible)
- Chromatic Scale (full range)
- Prepared work(s) of the student's choice (3-4 minutes, demonstrating both technical and lyrical abilities)
- Required audition excerpts (click any of the live links below to download a .pdf file with the required excerpts for that instrument)
Wind Ensemble Audition Excerpts
for fall, 2013
Bass Clarinet Excerpts
Tenor Trombone Excerpts
Bass Trombone Excerpts