Belmont Wind Ensemble, directed by Dr. Barry Kraus
The Belmont Wind Ensemble is comprised of the finest woodwind, brass, and percussion musicians on campus. Concert repertoire consists of the highest quality literature composed or transcribed for wind band. Participation in the Belmont Wind Ensemble provides exposure to literature which includes chamber music, contemporary works for wind ensemble, and standard repertoire for concert and symphonic band. During each concert season, the Belmont Wind Ensemble features visiting conductors and composers as part of a comprehensive educational experience.
The Belmont Wind Ensemble has been invited to perform at the Tennessee Music Educators Association State Music Conference. The ensemble tours each spring and recently traveled to Chattanooga and surrounding areas. Each year, membership is open to all students by audition regardless of major. Ensemble scholarships are available to qualified performers, and university-owned instruments are available for use. Auditions take place on the first scheduled rehearsal day of the fall and spring semester.
The Wind Ensemble rehearses Monday/Wednesday/Friday 1:00-1:50 PM and Tuesday/Thursday 12:30-1:45 PM. The course (MUN 4900) is available for one hour of ensemble credit.
AudioApollo Unleashed (Frank Ticheli) - Sample 1
Apollo Unleashed (Frank Ticheli) - Sample 2
(By permission of Manhattan Beach Music)