A preeminent ensemble in the world, the University of Illinois Wind Symphony premieres new works, travels to national and international events, and sets the standard for band performance and training. Its members are undergraduate and graduate students who excel at playing the traditional band repertoire, works for small chamber groups, and innovative new pieces. Since its inception, it has served as an ambassador for the historic Illinois Bands program and is an innovator in the wind band field.
Norman Dello Joio, Variants on a Mediaeval Tune
Oliver Messiaen, Oiseaux exotiques
Christian Lindberg, Concerto for Winds and Percussion
Reynaldo Hahn, Le bal de Beatrice d’Este
Samuel Barber, Commando March