Conducted by Dr. Darrin Oehlerking, the Wind Orchestra is open by audition to all university students who play wind or percussion instruments. Established in 1974, they rehearse twice a week and perform a wide variety of wind repertoire and accompany internationally-known guest artists, both locally and across Canada. The Wind Orchestra has been chosen to perform at WASBE (World Association of Symphonic Bands and Ensembles) in 1989, 1995, and 2015, at the CMEA (Canadian Music Educators Association) in 1975, 1979, 1987, and the TMEA (Texas Music Educators Association) in 2006. To listen to the Wind Orchestra, click here.
For more information on the 2016-17 year, please contact Dr. Joseph Recendes.
Audition information for 2016-17
Auditions will be held Tuesday, September 6th - September 9th. Please sign up early for the best times. Audition information and requirements will be posted on the Wind Orchestra bulletin board across from office 1048 Education. Please download and complete the audition information sheet and bring it to your audition. The first USWO rehearsal will be Tuesday, September 13, 2016."Wind Orchestra Audition Sign-up