Dr. Erik Leung, director
The Oregon State University Wind Ensemble is a 43-member ensemble that features the most outstanding brass, woodwind, and percussion players on campus. The focus of this ensemble is to explore new literature and perform the masterworks of the wind band ensemble genre. The group's latest commissions and consortium partnerships include works by award winning composers Billy Childs, Dana Reason, Kevin Walczyk, Gregory Youtz, Michael Coolen, DJ Sparr, James Mobberly, Dan Welcher and David Gillingham. Recent concerts have included numerous pieces of original music for wind ensemble by prominent wind band composers. The OSU Wind Ensemble’s reputation of excellence extends well beyond campus. Recent performances have included a concert tour in Japan; the College Band Directors National Association West/Northwest conference in Reno, Nevada; the All-Northwest Music Educators conference in Portland, Oregon; the Oregon Music Educators Conference in Eugene, Oregon; and Carnegie Hall in New York City. Open to all OSU students, auditions are held prior to the start of the academic year. The ensemble rehearses on Tuesday and Thursday from 12:00 p.m. to 1:50 p.m. in the Captain Beard Band Hall (room 202) in historic Community Hall.