About Us

The Wind Ensemble rehearses every week on TIMES AND LOCATIONS CURRENTLY TBD. We welcome all woodwind, brass, and percussion instrumentalists and encourage any undergraduate, graduate, or alumni musicians interested in joining the ensemble to contact us.

Currently we play around 3 concerts on campus per school year, including a winter concert, an outdoor concert, and a spring concert. We also play off campus as well, such as at music festivals, or collaborating with other universities. Our music style range from classical concert pieces to movies and Broadway scores.

For more information or if you have any questions, please send us an email at puwe@princeton.edu, or to any of our officers.

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The Ensemble

Founded in 1997 by Rick Modica ’99 and refounded in 2023 by Jacob Jackson ’26, the Princeton University Wind Ensemble performs both traditional and modern concert band literature.  Past programs have included works by a wide variety of composers, from Sousa to Bernstein to Grainger to Persichetti to Shostakovich to Grundman.

This season, PUWE is proud to welcome back lifetime musician and Philadelphia Pops trumpeter, Robert Gravener, to the conductor’s podium!