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The finest woodwind, brass and percussion players at Brigham Young University perform with the Wind Symphony, under the direction of Donald Peterson.  The BYU Wind Symphony maintains an active performance schedule with programming that ranges from wind band classics to some of the newest wind repertoire.  Participation in commissioning consortiums and hosting composers on campus avails ensemble members with opportunities to experience these new works in meaningful ways.

In addition to on-campus concerts, the ensemble has been honored with performances the Music Educators National Conference and Convention; the College Band Directors Association, National and Division Conventions; and the American Bandmasters Association National Conference.

As BYU’s premier wind band, the ensemble has been presented in many of the United States, and in over twenty countries – including China, Japan, South Korea, Mongolia, Australia, New Zealand, and many European countries.  The recently complete tours to Australia in May 2018 and a tour of Texas in May 2019.

For further information regarding Wind Symphony tour performance availability and itineraries, see the Performing Arts Management website.

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Audition Dates

Auditions are held the first two days of Fall semester. Auditions determine placement in either Wind Symphony, Symphonic Band, or one of the auditioned orchestras.
Additional auditions may be held in the first two days of Winter semester.
All auditions are administered by the faculty of your chosen instrument.

Class Information

Course Number

Credit Hours

Rehearsal Schedule


MUSIC 326R & 626R

1 credit hour

Tuesdays & Thursdays

1:00 – 2:50 PM

E-250 Harris Fine Arts Center

Learning Outcomes

Members will

  • Expand individual confidence and performance proficiency through the medium of a large ensemble
  • Develop and demonstrate critical listening skills through the performance of wind band literature
  • Expand their aesthetic horizons by developing an appreciation and understanding of various peoples and their cultures as expressed through music
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