Wind Ensemble

The Wind Ensemble is a select ensemble of wind and percussion players that performs in concerts and at high ceremonies each quarter, as well as annually at the acclaimed Sacred Sounds of Christmas, an Advent and Christmas celebration in downtown Seattle that features many of SPU's performing groups.


Membership in Wind Ensemble is by audition. If you play the flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, saxophone, trumpet, horn, trombone, tuba, or percussion, you are invited to audition for Wind Ensemble — whether you are a Music major, a Music minor, or a nonmajor. Auditions are held at the beginning of Autumn Quarter (see notices posted in the lobby of Crawford Music Building prior to the beginning of the quarter). A yearlong commitment is expected, and you may take the course an unlimited number of times.


Wind Ensemble and Gospel Choir
Sanctus from Reconciled, by Gerry Marsh* (Live 2009)
Gerry Marsh, Conductor; Stephen Michael Newby, Conductor

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Director and Faculty Contact

Sarah Bassingthwaighte

Director of Instrumental Music; Head of Composition; Adjunct Instructor of Flute
DMA, University of Washington

Arts Events

Arts Events at SPU

SPU hosts many arts-related events throughout the year. Pictured above: SPU Theatre Department production of "The Billy Goats Gruff" by John Davies, directed by Don Yanik.