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Symphonic Winds, UTEP
The University of Texas at El Paso Symphonic Winds
The University of Texas at El Paso Symphonic Winds is the top concert band in the music department at the University of Texas at El Paso. The Symphonic Winds performs a wide variety of literature for the wind band including transcriptions, and works from the standard and contemporary wind repertoire. The ensemble performs six concerts each year and frequently tours the Southwest region. The group has been active in the commissioning of new works for wind band and strives to deliver powerfully expressive performances. The ensemble has been invited to perform at the Texas Music Educators Association convention three times, and the College Band Directors National Association convention twice. The ensemble has premiered works by composers including Joseph Packales, Dominic Dousa, and William Owens. The Symphonic Winds has released seven CD’s on the Mark Records label featuring the music of David Holsinger, Roger Cichy, Frank Ticheli, Julie Giroux (2 CD’s), Andrew Boysen Jr., David Gillingham and an upcoming eighth CD featuring the music of James Barnes.The ensemble meets four times a week both during the fall and spring semesters with placement auditions taking place during the beginning of each semester. The ensemble is conducted by Dr. Ron Hufstader.
   
     

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