Wind Symphony

Brown University Wind Symphony
MUSC 0620/0621
Matthew McGarrell, Conductor

There is no musical institution more imbedded in American history than a concert band. With its strong sense of community and participatory consensus, the Brown University Wind Symphony reflects the unique ethos of the college itself. Students from very different concentrations—from Engineering to Egyptology—play, conduct, and compose new music for the band, making it one of the most diverse groups in the department.


The Wind Symphony rehearses twice a week on Monday and Wednesday evenings. The Percussion section rehearses Wednesdays only, the last hour of which is a percussion ensemble rehearsal coached by Kevin Plouffe.


Auditions take place at the start of the semester. Bring a prepared piece that includes lyrical and technical passages to the audition. You also will be asked to sight read a passage from Eli Fieldsteel’s Fantasy for Winds and Percussion. For copies of the sight-reading materials go to the following link:


Students may register for MUSC0620/0621 to receive academic credit for participation in Wind Symphony. (Enrollment is not required otherwise.)

Mondays, 6:00-7:20 p.m. Fulton Rehearsal Hall
Wednesdays, 6:00-8:20 p.m. Fulton Rehearsal Hall