The Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Professor Michael D. Hart, serves as one of the music department's distinguished musical ensembles. Comprised of approximately 50 musicians, the Wind Ensemble presents several concerts each semester. Dedicated to performing the finest literature for wind band, concerts feature traditional works as well as new works by contemporary composers.
Selected members from the Wind Ensemble form the Chamber Winds Ensemble. This group consists of flexible instrumentation with one player per part and performs with the Wind Ensemble several times per semester. Each fall, members from the Wind Ensemble form the CLU Pep Band. This group supports CLU athletics by performing at every home football game.
Membership in the Wind Ensemble is open to all students regardless of major.