Wind Ensemble & Symphonic Bands
The Wind Ensemble and the Symphonic Band are ensembles considered to be the premier performing entities of the Winston-Salem State University band program. The Wind Ensemble meets during the fall semester and comprises forty to fifty gifted musicians. The Symphonic Band consists of sixty to seventy talented students majoring in music and other disciplines throughout the University. Both groups have given performances of a wide range of orchestral transcriptions and original band compositions representing various musical styles, and periods. Emphasis, however, is placed on the standard band literature of the twentieth centuries.