Our Mission

The Princeton University Wind Ensemble seeks to provide a place where university members can continue to challenge themselves to higher levels of repertoire, learn from their peers and conductor, and pursue their passion and enjoyment of music while on campus.


Upcoming Events

September 24th - First rehearsal of the season

Click here for a full schedule.


Listen to PUWE

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How to Join

Who can join?

Any of the following members of the Princeton University community who plays a woodwind, brass, or percussion instrument can and is encouraged to join the Princeton University Wind Ensemble.


Undergraduate students

Graduate students

Postdoctoral fellows

Institute of Advanced Study students

Princeton Theological Seminary students

Seating Auditions

All interested musicians may audition for PUWE during the first week of classes of both the Fall and Spring semesters. These auditions are for seating purposes only! There are no cuts, but you must audition. A few weeks prior to the beginning of each semester, a sign-up form and all auditions materials will be available on this website. You are encouraged to sign up online, but a paper sign-up sheet will also be posted on the PUWE bulletin board next to Room 102 in the Woolworth Center. Please go to the "Auditions" page for materials and specific information regarding the current semester.


Please note: If you miss the official audition times at the beginning of the semester and are still interested, it is still possible to join the ensemble during the first few weeks of rehearsals. Just send us a message at puwe@princeton.edu with "Audition Request" + your INSTRUMENT in the subject line and we'll schedule a time to hear you.

More Information

In addition to this website, there are many opportunities throughout the year for you to speak directly with a PUWE representative for more information.


Student Activities Fair (for current students):

Every September, a Student Activities Fair is held in Dillon Gym on the Friday after the first week of classes. PUWE representatives will be present at a designated table for the duration of the fair to answer all of your questions and if you are interested, sign you up for the PUWE mailing list.


Student Activities Fair (for pre-frosh):

If you have just been accepted to Princeton, you will be invited to attend "Princeton Preview," a program offered on two weekends in April designed to give pre-frosh a taste of life as a Princeton student. During each weekend, a similar activities fair is held in Dillon Gym on the Friday afternoon. Representatives will be present at the PUWE table to answer all of your questions and if you are interested, sign you up for the PUWE mailing list.


Music Department Open House:

Each year during Freshman Orientation ("Frosh Week"), the music department holds an open house to introduce many of its opportunities including its ensembles. A representative will be present to speak about PUWE and answer any questions you may have.