8 July 2014 Darby
Their recent performances have been met with critical acclaim for musical artistry and innovative programming. The Symphonic Wind Ensemble is comprised of the finest woodwind, brass, and percussion players in the School of Music, who are selected each semester by audition. The ensemble’s repertoire is drawn from significant literature written for wind ensemble, symphonic band, and chamber winds. Most literature is performed with one player assigned to each part. In 2004 the Symphonic Wind Ensemble was chosen to perform at both the Georgia Music Educators (GMEA) In-Service and the College Band Directors National Association (CBDNA) Southern Division Conferences. In 2006, the ensemble was selected to perform again at the CBDNA Southern Division Conference, earning the coveted featured performance spot.
18 July 2014 Darby
The Extension Ensemble has built a reputation for daring and innovative programming since its inception in 1998 in New York City, and performs a wide variety of contemporary music. While commissioning over ten works and presenting concerts which include new music as well as improvisation, it has actively set out to expand both the brass repertoire and audiences’ conceptions of a contemporary brass quintet.