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Wind Ensemble

MUS 140 (Non-Majors: MUS 180)

The Wind Ensemble is the premiere wind band at TCNJ.  Made up primarily of music majors, this ensemble is auditioned in the fall.  The Wind Ensemble tours New Jersey and surrounding states performing concerts and giving clinics and has completed a series of commissioned recordings for Kalmus Publishing, Mark Recording Company, and Alfred Reed.

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Rehearsal Times: Mon/Thurs from 3:30-5:20pm

Contact the conductor:  David Vickerman,

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2014-15 Season:

Fall 2014 - November 7th at 8 pm

New Morning for the World

Coming Together – Part 2: Attica - Frederic Rzewski
Elegy for a Young American – Ronald LoPresti
American Guernica - Adolphus Hailstork
New Morning for the World - Joseph Schwantner, trans. by Nikk Pilato

Spring 2015 – February 27th at 8 pm

American Eclectic

Requiem for a HummingbirdMarc Mellits
Variations on a Shaker Melody - Aaron Copland
Gone - Scott McAllister
Lollapalooza - John Adams, trans. by James Spinazzola
Symphony No. 1 “My Hands are a City” Jonathan Newman

Spring 2015 – April 24th at 8 pm


Hammersmith: Prelude and Scherzo - Gustav Holst
The Alcotts - Charles Ives – trans. by Richard Thurston
Observer in a Magellanic Cloud - Mason Bates, WORLD PREMIERE trans. by David Vickerman
Shouting at the Gates to the Neon Wasteland - James Young – WORLD PREMIERE
Handel in the Strand - Percy Grainger, trans. by Richard Goldman

2013-2014 Season:

Fall 2013

Rhythm and Repose

Gumsuckers March - Percy Grainger
The Leaves are Falling – Warren Benson
BounceStephen Gorbos WORLD PREMIERE
In Evening’s Stillness – Joseph Schwantner
Asphalt CocktailJohn Mackey

Spring 2014

Pulse CBDNA Preview Concert

Blow it Up, Start AgainJonathan Newman
AugenblickChristopher Stark
Ara Batur - Sigur Ros
MothershipMason Bates
Asphalt CocktailJohn Mackey

Blasorchester with the TCNJ Concert Band

Passacaglia and Fugue in C Minor - Johann Sebastian Bach arr. by Hunsberger
Trauersinfonie – Richard Wagner
Overture in C for Winds – Felix Mendelssohn

2012-2013 Season:

Fall 2012


Resonances I - Ron Nelson
Emblems - Aaron Copland
as the scent of spring rain… Jonathan Newman
Moving Parts David Sampson
Symphonic Dances from West Side Story - Leonard Bernstein arr. by Paul Lavender
Aurora Awakes - John Mackey

Spring 2013


Music for Prague 1968Karel Husa
Shadow of Sirius (flute concerto)Joel Puckett with faculty flute artist: David DiGiacobbe
Sound and SmokeViet Cuong