The Wind Symphony is a select group of the finest instrumentalists at Illinois State University, performing representative works from the wind band literature. In addition to campus programs, the Wind Symphony tours annually. Under the direction of Dr. Stephen K. Steele, the Wind Symphony has been a featured performing ensemble at the American Bandmasters Association Convention, the Illinois Music Educators Association Conference, the College Band Directors National Association Convention in 1992 and 2001, and most recently, the 2005 Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic with composer Karel Husa. Audition information is available on the auditions page.
ILLINOIS STATE UNIVERSITY WIND SYMPHONY PUBLISHED RECORDINGS
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Symphony No. 1 - Jack Stamp, composer
Blue on Red - Kevin Krumenauer, composer
Symphony No. 2 - David Maslanka, composer
Karel Husa, composer
Concertino for Piano and Wind Ensemble - Momoko Gresham, piano
Music for Prague
David Maslanka, composer
Concerto for Piano, Winds, and Percussion - Alexandra Mascolo-David, piano
Concerto No. 2 for Piano, Winds, and Percussion - Steven Hesla, piano
Symphony No. 4
The Symphonic Winds is comprised of approximately 70 outstanding wind and percussion players from across campus. They perform quality band literature and outstanding and representative works, presented in two concerts each semester. Symphonic Winds rehearses two times per week during the fall semester. During the spring semester, the Symphonic Winds replaces the rehearsal schedule of the Marching Band, rehearsing from 4–5:50 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Audition information is available on the auditions page.
The Symphonic Band is comprised of approximately 70 outstanding wind and percussion players from across campus. They perform quality band literature and present two concerts each semester. This organization rehearses two times per week. Audition information is available on the auditions page.
The University Band is comprised of non-music majors and music majors gaining experience on a secondary instrument. This ensemble provides students the opportunity to continue playing while devoting the major portion of their time to other academic disciplines. This organization presents one concert at the end of each term.