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Kansas State Wind Symphony


As the newest ensemble in the K-State Bands, this group boasts the talents of our Music Majors and gifted non-music majors. Students are exposed to challenging literature and standards of the repertoire. The Wind Symphony is under the direction of Dr. Alex Wimmer.

Concert Ensemble Audition Material

Please download, thoroughly read, and print the appropriate materials from the Fall 2019 KSU Concert Ensemble Audition Student Packet! Please sign-up for a blind audition time ONLY USING YOUR WID NUMBERS outside of the Band Office. Auditions will be August 26-27 as seen below. There will be a mandatory meeting for all auditioning for concert ensembles on Monday, August 26 at 3:30pm in McCain 201, please secure this date/time in your calendars now. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Dr. Tracz!

Monday, August 26 (please arrive early so auditions move quickly):

3:30-4:00pmMandatory Audition MeetingMcCain 201
4:00-6:00pmFluteMcCain 132-Dr. White
4:00-5:30pmOboeMcCain 017-Dr. Morris
4:00-5:00pmBassoonMcCain 224-Dr. Wimmer
4:00-7:00pmClarinetMcCain 226-Dr. Tracz
4:00-6:00pmSaxophoneMcCain 131-Dr. Wytko

Tuesday, August 27 (please arrive early so auditions move quickly):

6:30-8:30pmTrumpetMcCain 223-Dr. Kilgore
6:30-8:30pmHornMcCain 226-Dr. Tracz
6:30-8:30pmTromboneMcCain 224-Dr. Wimmer
8:30-9:30pmBaritoneMcCain 224-Dr. Wimmer
8:30-9:30pmTubaMcCain 226-Dr. Tracz

*Percussion: Please contact Dr. Gartner (kgartner@ksu.edu) for information about Percussion Auditions. 

2019-2020 Concert Schedule

October 24, 2019
McCain Auditorium

Resplendent Glory - Galante
Songs for Silent Voices - Oquin
Febris Ver - Nancy Galbraith
Pagaent - Persichetti

December 5, 2019
McCain Auditorium

Xerxes - Mackey
Bali - Michael Colgrass
Irish Tune from County Derry - Grainger
Homecoming - Alex Shaprio

March 4, 2020
McCain Auditorium

K2 - Giroux
This Cruel Moon - Mackey
George Washington Bridge - Schuman
Themes from Green Brushes - Grainger

April 26, 2020
McCain Auditorium


Early Light - Bremmer
Nimrod - Elgar/arr. Reed
Angels in the Architecture - Ticheli




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