Come to the Music Department to see and hear our talented Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, & Concert Band perform.
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).
The Symphonic Band and Concert Band are comprised of undergraduate music and non-music majors who have demonstrated an outstanding level of musicianship and a commitment to excellence. The mission of the Symphonic Band and Concert Band is to prepare teachers for careers in music education through exposure to challenging new works for wind band in addition to performing a number of works considered to be the “cornerstones” of wind literature. The Symphonic Band is under the direction of Professor Allan Goodwin, and the Concert Band is under the direction of Dr. Ryan Yahl.
Thursday, November 18 at 7:30pm
Music Building, Finney Concert Hall
1614 State Highway 24, Commerce, TX 75428