The UWSP Wind Band Family has a long and storied history of excellence through artistry. That tradition of leadership continues today through the ensembles’ compelling performances, unique collaborations, and innovative programming. Graduates of UWSP Bands are routinely selected to top graduate schools in performance, conducting, and music education. In addition, UWSP Wind Bands have graduated countless students who are sharing their passion for music education throughout the world.
The UWSP Wind Ensemble, founded in 1968 by Donald Greene, was the first ensemble of its kind in the state of Wisconsin. Throughout its esteemed history, the UWSP Wind Ensemble has performed at National, Regional, and State conventions and tours and continues to be an ensemble of artistic, imaginative, and collaborative excellence. This is the premier ensemble in the UWSP Wind Band Family and is comprised of the most distinguished woodwind, brass, and percussionist students on campus. The UWSP Wind Ensemble often collaborates with world-renown soloists, composers, and conductors. For more information, please contact Michael Butler.
The UWSP Concert Band is an ensemble composed primarily of music majors but also includes non-majors who are interested in performing at a very high level. The Concert Band’s repertoire includes traditional symphonic band repertoire and contemporary excursions. For more information, please contact Michael Butler.
UWSP Campus Band is a non-auditioned ensemble consisting primarily of students pursuing degrees outside of music. This ensemble also gives performing opportunities to music education majors honing their skills on secondary instruments. Campus Band performs two evening concerts each semester. For more information, please contact Patrick Lawrence
Pointer Pep Band
Everyone is welcome to be a part of the Pointer Pep Band as we cheer our teams to victory. No audition is required and Pep Band is open to all students. The Pointer Pep Band performs at basketball and hockey games. Playing positions are guaranteed to performers of every ability; no audition is required. The group meets the first Thursday through March. For more information, please contact Jordan Held