The Wind Symphony is the premier wind and percussion ensemble in the Sunderman Conservatory of Music. Conducted by Director of Bands Dr. Russell McCutcheon and comprised of a select group of 40-50 musicians, the ensemble rehearses and performs some of the best new literature and wind band masterworks in four major concerts each year. The Wind Symphony is designed for the development of the professional performer, the professional educator and the dedicated musician.
In recent years the Wind Symphony has toured Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C., and in 2013 will release a recording of music honoring the American Civil War and the Battle of Gettysburg for the Sesquicentennial Anniversary of this major event.
2012 - 2013 Wind Symphony Performance Season
October 20, 2012: Versions of Pastoral
A shared concert with Symphony Orchestra
Music of Percy Grainger, Carter Pann and a premiere of a new work by Jim Colonna.
December 7, 2012: Gettysburg 150, honoring the Sesquicentennial of the American Civil War
Music of Clare Grundman, Jack Stamp, Craig Thomas Naylor, and many more.
March 1, 2013: Wind Band Masters
Music of Vincent Persichetti, Aaron Copland, James Syler and more.
April 14, 2013: Wind Symphony Jams!
Music of Scott McAllister, Michael Daugherty, Frank Ticheli and Joseph Eidson
The Wind Symphony rehearses on Mondays and Wednesdays from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Membership in the Wind Symphony is by audition. It is open to all Gettysburg College students and is not limited to music majors. More information on joining the Wind Symphony is available here.