The Wind Ensemble is the premiere wind band at CSB/SJU, comprised of about 40-50 select instrumentalists. Membership includes music majors and minors, as well as students from a wide variety of other disciplines who excel and enjoy performing on their instruments. The ensemble generally gives four or five concerts a year and tours regularly.
Hear from the musicians:
Ali Felix, '13, Euphonium:
Psychology major, Music minor
"Being a member of the Wind Ensemble has been an engaging learning experience. Dale presents us with challenging repertoire, but still encourages us to build on our own musical talents. Being given the opportunity to perform for family, friends, and community members has inspired me strengthen my own professional performance skills."
Joey Hillesheim, '13, Flute:
Flute Performance major
"The things I love most about the CSB/SJU Wind Ensemble mirror everything I admire about Dale White, our director. Both are supportive and
fun-loving like family, yet dedicated to making great music, never forgetting that the reason we come together is a shared love of playing. The CSB/SJU Wind Ensemble is the consummate
example of music's ability to
bring people closer together."