Wind EnsembleThe Wind Ensemble is the premiere wind and percussion organization on campus and is a highly select group of 49 elite musicians comprised of graduate and undergraduate students. Under the baton of Dr. Mike Fansler, the ensemble has performed at numerous regional, national, and international venues including the Illinois All-State Convention, the College Band Directors National Association, on Armour Stage in Chicago's Orchestra Hall, and on tour in Salvador and Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. The literature performed represents the finest in wind band literature from all historical periods. The ensemble has recorded 5 CD's in the past years, examples of which are available on this site. For over three decades, the wind ensemble has presented a special "President's Concert" performance to honor the President of Western Illinois University.
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