UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI SYMPHONIC WIND ENSEMBLE
The University of Missouri Symphonic Wind Ensemble is comprised of the finest woodwind, brass and percussion performers on campus. This select ensemble offers one-per-part soloistic playing opportunities in a flexible setting. Unique in its repertory, the primary objective of this ensemble is to perform literature of the highest musical value with emphasis on works originally written for band and wind ensemble. High expectations for individual musicianship and advanced technical attainment provide members with a musically enriching and artistic performance experience. In 2003, the Symphonic Wind Ensemble released its first commercial recording, ‘Traditions and Classics’. Available on the Mark Records label, the recording features several band classics and the original folksinger recordings collected by Percy Grainger from 1905 to 1908 and used in his Lincolnshire Posy. The recording has received acclaim as a ‘significant contribution’ to wind music.