The Caldwell University Wind Ensemble is an instrumental ensemble of about 35 students, alumni and community members, and is directed by Prof. Rebecca Vega. The college students who participate include music majors, music minors and music lovers. The wind ensemble performs on the Christmas Spectacular, the Music Department Spring Concert and at the College Commencement each year. For the Christmas Spectacular performance, the wind ensemble is combined with the Caldwell University honor band that consists of 50-60 nominated high school students who attend four evening rehearsals before performing on the concert.
The wind ensemble performs a variety of wind literature, including pieces by David Gillingham, Samuel Hazo, Clfiton Williams, Frances McBeth, Nancy Galbrath, David Holsinger, Julie Giroux, Alfred Reed and Gustav Holst. For the 2013 Spring Concert, they will perform two newer works by young composer Michael Mahadeen, who will coach the ensemble prior to the performance.
In addition, members of the wind ensemble play in the Caldwell University Pep Band. This group performs for homecoming, pep rallies and weekend basketball games.
For more information email Rebecca Vega, director.