Welcome to the online home of PUWE
Princeton University Wind Ensemble Fall 2012
Founded in the spring of 1997 by sophomore Rick Modica '99, the Princeton University Wind Ensemble performs both traditional and modern concert band literature. Past programs have included works by a wide variety of composers, from Sousa to Bernstein to Grainger to Persichetti to Shostakovich to Williams. We welcome all woodwind, brass, and percussion instrumentalists and encourage any undergraduate or graduate musicians interested in joining the ensemble to contact us.
This season, PUWE is proud to welcome back lifetime musician and Philadelphia Pops trumpeter, Robert Gravener, to the conductor's podium!
This Spring, the wind ensemble will rehearse on Sundays and Thursdays from 7:00-9:00 PM in McAlpin Rehearsal Hall, Woolworth Center. For more information or if you have any questions, please click "Contact Us" at the top right of this page.
Alumni Concert at Reunions!
Our traditional Reunions alumni concert is on Friday May 31 at 2:00pm on 1879 Green, directly north of Frist and outside Woolworth. We'll play some songs from our current concert season as well as arrangements of some popular songs. If you're an alumnus/alumna, feel free to bring your instrument and play along! We would love to have you there at 1:40 so we can warm up with you.
The Wind Ensemble is also available for lunch of dinner gigs at reunions; please email us for more information.
We've published our first alumni newsletter. Check it out under the "About" link above or see it here.
"The Ninth Wave"
Click here to watch the world premiere of "The Ninth Wave" an original composition by Nicholas DiBerardino '11. Performed by PUWE on May 6, 2010 in Richardson Auditorium.