The UAB Wind Symphony is comprised of the finest wind and percussion students from inside and outside the Department of Music. The ensemble performs in the Alys Stephens Center two times each semester. The literature played by the UAB Wind Symphony reflects a great variety and high level of musicianship. The musical repertoire includes the finest wind band literature as well as significant orchestral transcriptions.
The Wind Symphony has performed at such prestigious events as the state conference of the Alabama Music Educators Association, the Southern Division conference of the College Band Directors National Association, in Chicago’s Orchestra Hall at the Percy Grainger Festival, and at Washington DC’s Lincoln Memorial. In addition to the regular concerts given on campus, the Wind Symphony performs an annual spring tour in various locations throughout Alabama and our region.
Auditions for chair placement in the Wind Symphony are held during the first week of classes in the fall and spring semesters. Audition music is available in the Band Office (Hulsey 208) one week before the auditions begin. Auditions are open to all interested university students. In the fall semester, the Wind Symphony meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:30-1:45 pm. During the spring, the Wind Symphony rehearses on Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays.