TU Wind Ensemble
Conducted by Richard Wagner and Andrew Anderson, the Wind Ensemble is our premier wind and percussion group, selected by audition at the beginning of each academic year. The Wind Ensemble performs a wide variety of wind repertoire, ranging from the historically significant to the present day -composers such as David Gillingham, Gustav Holst, Charles Ives, David Maslanka, Richard Strauss, Dan Welcher, Richard Wagner and Steven Bryant are represented in recent programs. Their recent presentation of John Mackey’s “Songs from the End of the World” was the first performance of the work in Oklahoma, and was well-received by the composer. The group has recently brought acclaim to the TU School of Music by their selection through blind peer review as an honor group for the 2018 Southwest Division Conference of the College Band Directors’ National Association (CBDNA).
The Symphonic Winds
Conducted by Andrew Anderson, the Symphonic Winds performs repertoire meaningful to the wind band medium, while maintaining a sense of variety and staying mindful of possible time and technical limitations. It has recently performed works by Sir Malcolm Arnold, James Curnow, Peter Graham, David Maslanka, Vincent Persichetti, Camille Saint-Saens, Frank Ticheli, Ralph Vaughan Williams, and Clifton Williams.