The Wind Ensemble is the premier large instrumental ensemble at Texas A&M University-Commerce. Comprised almost exclusively of undergraduate and graduate music majors, the Wind Ensemble is equally dedicated to the performance of the cornerstones of wind literature, the finest contemporary works, and a rich and varied repertoire composed for chamber winds. Led by Phillip L. Clements, Director of Bands, the Wind Ensemble continues to be at the forefront of new music for wind band, consistently commissioning new works from the nation’s leading composers. Featured and guest composers have included David Maslanka, James Syler, Steven Bryant, John Mackey, David Sampson, Bradley Bodine, Michael Daugherty and James Stephenson. The Wind Ensemble has performed at numerous conventions of the Texas Music Educators Association (most recently in 2018) and the College Band Directors National Association. Additional performances have included Carnegie Hall and a ten-day concert tour of Germany and Austria (2016). The Wind Ensemble’s most recent recording projects include Convergence (2013) and Traveler (2017).
Thursday, October 12 at 7:30pm
Music Building, Concert Hall
1614 State Highway 24, Commerce, TX 75428