Join Us!

Who can join?

Any currently-enrolled Princeton University student who plays a woodwind, brass, or percussion instrument can and is encouraged to join the Princeton University Wind Ensemble.

*If you are interested in joining the ensemble for Spring 2024*

Seating Auditions

Placements for the Spring 2024 concert cycle are now closed. Please contact with any questions.

All interested musicians may audition for PUWE during the first weeks of classes of the Fall semester. These auditions are primarily for seating purposes, so don’t stress! There are no cuts for returning members, but everyone must audition. Prior to the beginning of each year, a sign-up form and all auditions materials will be available on this website. You are encouraged to sign up online or by email.

Online sign up: Click this link to sign up for an audition! *Audition information currently forthcoming.*

Location: TBD

Audition materials: TBD

Please note: If you miss the official audition times at the beginning of the semester and are still interested, it is still possible to join the ensemble throughout the year. Just send us a message at or to any of our officers with “Audition Request” + your INSTRUMENT in the subject line and we’ll schedule a time to hear you.

More Information

In addition to this website, there are many opportunities throughout the year for you to speak directly with a PUWE representative for more information. Please see MEMBERS page for our officers’ email contact information. You can also send an email to to set up a time to speak with a PUWE representative.

Student Activities Fair:
(for current students):

Every September, a Student Activities Fair is held in Dillon Gym on the Friday after the first week of classes. PUWE representatives will be present at a designated table for the duration of the fair to answer all of your questions and if you are interested, sign you up for the PUWE mailing list.

(for incoming students):

If you have just been accepted to Princeton, you will be invited to attend “Princeton Preview,” a program offered on two weekends in April designed to give pre-frosh a taste of life as a Princeton student. A similar activities fair is held in Dillon Gym during Preview as well.. Representatives will be present at the PUWE table to answer all of your questions and, if you are interested, sign you up for the PUWE listserv mailing list.

Music Department / Lewis Center for the Arts Open House:

Each year during Freshman Orientation, the music department / Lewis Center for the Arts holds open house to introduce many of its opportunities, including its ensembles. A representative will be present to speak about PUWE and answer any questions you may have.