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Wind Ensemble (Music 9) MW, 7:10-8:45 PM, 114 Music Center. The UCSC Wind Ensemble is devoted to the study and performance of the highest quality and most challenging repertoire written for wind band. The current director of Wind Ensemble is Nat Berman.
Here is a recent example of Nat Berman conducting the UCSC WE in a concert performance of Vesuvius by Frank Ticheli, Spring 2016. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WjjT6ivd80c
The ensemble was founded in the fall of 1998 under the direction of Robert Klevan, and since that time has grown to include over seventy members. In addition to presenting three major concerts per year, the UCSC Wind Ensemble also performs at various school and community functions, and has been featured in the Ensemble Debut series at Carnegie Hall where the band received a standing ovation from a near capacity house.
AUDITION INFO: Anyone wishing to audition for wind ensemble should prepare a solo piece or etude of 3-5 minutes. The instructor will also provide a short excerpt to be sight-read. Online Sign Ups for auditions are posted on this Google Doc: Click here to Access
ENROLLMENT INFO: Online enrollment before an audition is not possible. Auditions are held 1-2 days before the quarter begins or at the first class meeting. Audition information will be posted 2-3 weeks before Fall quarter begins. Students who audition in the Spring and are accepted will be given a permission code to enroll. Check back for updated times and dates.