Instrumental Ensembles

Photo of a TWU band ensemle on stage
TWU Flute Choir.

Ensemble auditions will be held from August 21 to September 1, 2017. Visit our Concerts and Events page to learn more about upcoming ensemble performances. For additional information about our instrumental ensembles, contact our office at 940-898-2500 or music@twu.edu

Wind Symphony

The Wind Symphony is the premier wind and percussion ensemble in the Department of Music and Drama at TWU. This select ensemble is comprised of the finest wind and percussion instrumentalists on campus, and it is dedicated to the study and performance of the highest quality of literature for the wind band medium. The wind symphony rehearses on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:30-4:20 pm in Margo Jones Performance Hall. Membership in the TWU Wind Symphony is open to all students, regardless of major, upon audition. Preliminary band placements have been posted outside the band office (Room 204). Final placements and part assignments will be determined by the end of the first week of classes.

University Band

The University Band, one of our newest ensembles to campus, is designed specifically for the non-major and is open to all students, regardless of major. No audition is required for participation and it rehearses on Mondays and Wednesdays from 2:30-3:20 pm in Margo Jones Performance Hall. Music education majors are encouraged to participate on secondary instruments and all TWU students are invited to continue their music-making in this musically rewarding environment.

Pioneer Pep Band

The Pioneer Pep Band provides musical entertainment for select TWU Pioneers volleyball and basketball games. Membership is open to all TWU students. For everyone interested in joining the 2017-2018 Pioneer Pep Band, an information/organizational meeting will be held on Friday, September 1 at 10:00 a.m. in Room 317 of the Music Building.

Jazz Ensemble

The TWU Jazz Ensemble and Pioneer Jazz Combo are made up of current university students. Members rehearse on Mondays and Wednesdays, 12:30-1:20 p.m. in Margo Jones Performance Hall. Membership in Jazz Ensemble and Pioneer Jazz Combo is open to all TWU students upon audition. For students interested in being a member of the jazz ensemble please contact Dr. Carter Biggers at 940-898-2515 or sbiggers@twu.edu

Chamber Orchestra

The TWU Chamber Orchestra performs both chamber music and orchestral literature. Performances feature a variety of repertoire, from Baroque to modern musical periods. The chamber orchestra is open to all TWU students upon audition. Contact Danielle Woolery, DMA, to schedule a chamber orchestra audition.

Clarinet Choir

The TWU Clarinet Choir performs a varied repertoire of original compositions and transcriptions. Non-music majors are welcome to audition. Contact Danielle Woolery, DMA, to schedule a clarinet choir audition.

Flute Choir

The TWU Flute Choir has been selected to perform a showcase concert at the 45th annual National Flute Association convention in Minneapolis this August.  Their program will include the world premiere of their commissioned work Symphony for Flutes by Lawrence Ink. Dr. Youngblood will also conduct the 10,000 Lakes Flute Orchestra which will open the convention. The award-winning TWU Flute Choir performs a varied repertoire of original compositions and transcriptions ranging from Bach to jazz. Non-music majors are welcome to audition. Contact Pamela Youngblood, DMA, to schedule a flute choir audition.

Guitar Ensemble

The TWU Guitar Ensemble is a select ensemble that plays literature drawn from the major periods of music. The guitar ensemble often performs with other instrumentalists, and has concerts both on campus and in the community. Non-music majors are welcome to audition. Contact Carlo Pezzimenti to schedule a guitar ensemble audition.