CENTRAL WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY WIND ENSEMBLE
The Central Washington University Wind Ensemble has gained a reputation as one of the nation’s outstanding undergraduate wind ensembles, performing at state, regional, and national conferences. It is one of three concert bands in the CWU music department, with the majority of students majoring in music education. The music department has 320 undergraduate music majors and approximately 20 graduate students in the program.
The ensemble has performed at the College Band Directors National Association conferences in Seattle, Washington, and Boulder, Colorado, and at the Music Educators National Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Central Washington University is located in Ellensburg, Washington.
Former members of the CWU Wind Ensemble currently perform in orchestras, service bands, jazz bands, community bands, and various chamber ensembles throughout the country. Many graduates have continued their education as teaching assistants at outstanding graduate schools, and many have become exemplary music teachers in the public schools, in private study, and in higher education.