The Wind Ensemble is UTC’s performing concert band and is open to both music majors and non-music majors. The Wind Ensemble performs works from the standard wind band repertoire as well as newly composed works for winds and percussion. Students who participate in the Wind Ensemble also have an opportunity to perform representative works for chamber wind ensemble. Using the player pool concept, the UTC Wind Ensemble presents music requiring as few as six players to a full wind band. Flexible instrumentation and player rotation provide members of the ensemble with a variety of responsibilities, challenges, and playing experiences. Placement in the Wind Ensemble is by audition, and rehearsals take place on MWF from 2:00pm to 3:50pm. The ensemble is directed by Prof. Michael Griffith.