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 for the Fall 2017 semester will take place in Professor Matthew McGarrell's office, Orwig 309, at the start of the semester. Stay tuned in August for dates.

Bring a prepared piece to the audition which includes lyrical and technical passages. You will be asked to sight read something as well.


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