Wind Ensemble

The Alabama Wind Ensemble is a select group of the finest wind players and percussionists from within the University Band Program and the School of Music.

The ensemble has been invited to perform at prestigious events such as the College Band Directors National Association Convention, the Southern Division of the Music Educators’ National Conference, the American Bandmasters Association, and the Alabama Music Educators Association State Conference.

The Alabama Wind Ensemble has commissioned and premiered works by noted composers such as Donald Grantham, Nigel Clarke, Richard Saucedo, and David Maslanka. 

All concerts are open to the public, free of charge and begin at 7:30 pm (unless otherwise announced). Wind Ensemble performances are available to view online via the UA SOM YouTube channel.

2019-2020 Wind Ensemble Repertoire

Thursday, September 26, 2019, 7:30 PM

Dr. Kenneth B. Ozzello, Conductor
Pat Sheridan, Tuba Soloist

Andrea Chenier: Umberto Giordano
Sunrise at Angel’s Gate: Philip Sparke
The Earth: Jun Nagao
Collusion: Rob Teehan

Friday, November 8, 2019 – Fall Spectrum Concert

Dr. Kenneth B. Ozzello, Conductor

Tuesday, November 12, 2019, 7:30 PM
Dr. Kenneth B. Ozzello, Conductor
Demondrae Thurman, Euphonium Soloist

Euphonium Concerto: Kevin Day
Picture Studies: Adam Schoenberg
An Hour of Hallowed Peace: Steve Danyew
reflections.: Tyler Jones

Thursday, January 30, 2020 – 34th Annual Honor Band Festival
Dr. Kenneth B. Ozzello, Conductor

Thursday, March 5, 2020 – American Bandmasters Association Conference
Dr. Kenneth B. Ozzello, Conductor

Andrea Chenier: Umberto Giordano
Picture Studies: Adam Schoenberg
Come Sunday: Omar Thomas
Suite From Gadfly: Dimitri Shostakovich
Hymn of Brotherhood: Elbert Van Groninaen
Onward-Upward: Edwin Franko Goldman
Re(new)al: Viet Cuong
Atipa-Tcoba:Scott McAllister

Thursday, April 16, 2020, 7:30 PM
Dr. Kenneth B. Ozzello, Conductor