English Folk Song Suite - Ralph Vaughan Williams
Pictures at an Exhibition - Modest Mussorgsky
Symphonic Wind Ensemble
The CMU Symphonic Wind Ensemble has firmly established itself as one of America’s leading wind bands. Adhering to the original wind ensemble concept utilizing single players per part, the ensemble is composed of the most accomplished musicians in the CMU School of Music.
This small ensemble is quite unique in that its membership is comprised of faculty and students. Artistic chamber repertoire is performed with the faculty involved playing principal parts along with selected students from their respective studios. Rehearsal time is minimal as the students experience a highly professional experience.This ensemble has performed at the Midwestern Conference, Michigan Music Conference, CBDNA Conference and presented a special performance of the Mozart "Gran Partita" at The Midwest Clinic.
Conducted by Dr. James Batcheller, the Wind Symphony is comprised entirely of CMU music majors. This large ensemble presents concerts on campus each semester of wind band literature that represents an overview of masterworks. The Wind Symphony has performed at the CBDNA division conference with distinction.
The Symphony Band is comprised almost totally of CMU music majors. Conducted by Dr. Chris Chapman, the band presents concerts on campus each semester performing large concert band repertoire that spans the entire history of the genre.
The University Band is open to all CMU students regardless of their major and is a great way to stay involved in music while at CMU. The band presents on-campus concerts each semester performing concert band literature of considerable interest. While non-music majors comprise the majority of the membership, music majors also perform on instruments other than their major ones.
For complete info on our Marching Band, visit The Chippewa Marching Band website.