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EWU Wind Ensemble


Picture of the EWU Wind Ensemble Outside at EWU

The Eastern Wind Ensemble is comprised of the most outstanding wind and percussion students on campus.  The group is dedicated to the performance of the finest in wind literature from all musical periods.  Members are selected by audition and the group performs extensively on and off campus.  Over the years, many guest artists have appeared with the group including Allen Vizzutti, Craig Kirchhoff, Eugene Corporan, Robert Ponto, Gunther Schuller, Libby Larsen, Tom Staples, Mike Boschen, and Thomas Lee. They have performed Washington Music Educators Association conferences, All-Northwest M.E.N.C. conferences, Festival Nelson British Columbia, and the Collegiate Wind Festival at California State University, Fresno.  The group can be heard on their two compact discs entitled CELEBRATIONS and DANCES, SONGS & CELEBRATIONS as well as the EWU Music Department's three CD's, SOUNDSCAPES, PRISMS, and MILLENIUM.  

Picture of EWU Music Students Playing Trombones at a Concert

EWU Winds and Brass performing at a concert

EWU Percussion performing at a Wind Ensemble Concert

Excerpts from The EWU Wind Ensemble's Newest CD!

Cover photo of the CD recording  "Dances, Songs, and Celebration" featuring the EWU Wind Ensemble

  1. Esprit de Corps by Robert Jager
  2. Machu Picchu by Satoshi Yagisawa
  3. Japanese Tune by Soichi Konagaya
  4. Vesuvius by Frank Ticheli
  5. Riverdance Finale by Bill Whelan; arranged by Carl Strommen; edited by Patrick Winters

CD Cover of the EWU Wind Ensemble recording "Celebrations"

The EWU Wind Ensemble from their CD "Celebrations"

1. Cheers by Jack Stamp 

2. Celebrations by John Zdechlik



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