The New Mexico State University Wind Symphony is the premier wind band at NMSU. The Wind Symphony’s membership is selected, by audition, from among the finest wind and percussion players at the university. The Wind Symphony, under the direction of Dr. Michael W. Mapp, is dedicated to fostering musical growth within a pre-professional setting and performs a varied repertoire of the highest quality for winds. The ensemble has performed throughout the United States including the New Mexico Music Educators Conference, the Southwest Division of the College Band Directors National Association, the Davies Symphony Hall (San Francisco), and the Kennedy Center. Dedicated to the advancement of repertoire for winds, the ensemble has taken part in numerous commissions and collaborations which include works by Michael Torke, David Maslanka, David Gillingham, and James Syler. The ensemble was the first band from the United States to be featured at the National Band Festival in Paipa, Columbia.
The New Mexico State University Symphonic Band provides a challenging musical environment for skilled performers. Repertoire performed by the ensemble ranges from chamber works to standards of the band literature. The ensemble provides members a unique opportunity to make music in an enriching, and educational environment performing the finest of band literature. The ensemble performs multiple times each year including the commencement ceremonies in May. Membership is determined by audition and is under the direction of Dr. Steven Smyth.
Campus Band meets only during the spring semester and membership is open to all students on campus. This is a non-auditioned band that represents a cross section of the student body at New Mexico State University. The ensemble also offers music majors the opportunity to perform on secondary instruments. Campus Band performs one concert during the spring semester.
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