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 22nd and 23rd, 2015 - Fall 2015 Auditions

September 24th, 2015 - First rehearsal of the Fall Semester!

December 16th, 2015 - Winter concert (Richardson Auditorium)

Click here for a full schedule.


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Welcome to the online home of PUWE

Princeton University Wind Ensemble

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.

Fall 2015 Auditions

Join now! We are looking for new members for all sections!

The ensemble is open to all undergraduates, graduate students and post-docs.

Please see the "Auditions" page under "New Members" for information on this fall's auditions!

For questions, please contact puwe@princeton.edu or co-presidents Julia Langer and Luyu Cheng


Upcoming Concerts

Winter Concert
December 16th, 2015
Richardson Auditorium


Recent Concerts

"Concert Under the Stars"
9:30 PM on Saturday, May 2nd, 2015
Frist Lawn
"Fantastical Travels"

7:30 PM on Wednesday, May 6th, 2015
      Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall        

Get excited for two Wind Ensemble concerts to celebrate Spring and mark the end of another amazing year!

Join us for our free outdoor "Concert Under the Stars" on the Frist Lawns and hear some of your favorite themes from film and TV scores such as "The Hobbit" and "Frozen". There will be free food and great music for a wonderful night!

Then come celebrate with us at Spring Concerts at Richardson Auditorium (Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall), which marks the culmination of another great year of musical exploration at the Princeton University Wind Ensemble. We will be playing a wide variety of new pieces from, as well as reprising some of the popular tunes from Concert Under the Stars.

There will be a reception after the concert with free food! Tickets are available at Frist or at the door and are Passport to the Arts eligible.

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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Alumni Newsletter!

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.