About Us

The Wind Ensemble rehearses every week from 4:30-6:30 pm on Saturdays in the Lee Rehearsal Room. 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 2 concerts on campus per school year, a winter and a spring concert. We also play off campus, such as at music festivals, or collaborating with other universities. Our music style ranges 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 reach out to any of our officers.

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The Ensemble

Founded in 1997 by Rick Modica ’99 and reestablished in 2023 by Jacob Jackson ’26, Wesley Sanders ’26, and Henry Freligh ’25, 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, the Princeton University Wind Ensemble is thrilled to welcome Joe Bongiovi, director of bands at Princeton High School and director of the Philadelphia Jazz Orchestra, to the conductor’s podium!