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.
Audition information for 2018-19
Please complete the attached information sheet and bring it to your audition. You can sign up for audition times on Dr. Oehlerking’s office door (1048 Education). Auditions will take place during the first week of classes – please sign up early for the best times. Auditions must be completed by Friday, September 7, 2018. The first USWO rehearsal will be Tuesday, September 11, 2018.