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Princeton University Wind Ensemble Fall 2013
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! The wind ensemble rehearses 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.
7:30 PM on Monday, December 9th, 2013
Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall
Come celebrate the season with the Princeton University Wind Ensemble! We're performing a wonderful selection of music, featuring Alfred Reed's "Russian Christmas Music", Malcolm Arnold's "Scottish Dances", and Steven Reineke's "Goddess of Fire". Also enjoy music from well-known moves, such as "How to Train Your Dragon", and holiday carols as you've never seen them before.
There will be free refreshments served at the post-concert reception!
Tickets are on sale at the Richardson Auditorium Box Office.
$10 General; $5 Children 12 and Under;
$6 Student ("Passport to the Arts" eligible)
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We are always looking for new members! If you are an incoming freshman and play a musical instrument, please remember to bring your instrument when you arrive on campus. The ensemble is open to all undergraduates and graduate students. Fall auditions (for seating only) will occur the first full week of classes. Refer to the auditions page for audition material, and use the WASS calendar here to sign up for an audition slot. Once again, congratulations and welcome to Princeton!
We've published our first alumni newsletter. Check it out under the "About" menu above or see it here.
PUWE will be on campus during reunions, with our traditional alumni concert Friday afternoon. Alumni, feel free to bring your instrument and play along! The Wind Ensemble is also available for lunch of dinner gigs; please email us for more information.
"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.