Academic Affairs

Hendrix College Wind Ensemble

HCWE Formal Photo, May 2016sm

The Hendrix College Wind Ensemble
Dr. Gretchen Renshaw, Conductor

The Wind Ensemble is composed of students from a wide variety of majors on campus. Rehearsals are Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 4:15 - 5:35 p.m. Drawing from symphonic band, wind ensemble, and chamber winds repertoire, the ensemble performs a variety of traditional and contemporary works. The Wind Ensemble performs four concerts annually.

See below for audition information, including scheduling and excerpts to prepare.

Current WE members: Online Absence Request Form

Upcoming Events

Wednesday-Friday, August 24-26, 2016
Wind Ensemble Auditions, by appointment
See below for further details about auditions
Trieschmann, Music Studio 3

Thursday, August 25, 2016
Wind Ensemble Meeting, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Staples Auditorium

Monday, August 29, 2016, 4:15 p.m.
First Wind Ensemble rehearsal
Staples Auditorium

Saturday, September 24, 2016, 10:00 a.m.
Fall Family Weekend Concert
Staples Auditorium

Monday, November 14, 2016, 7:30 p.m.
Fall Concert
Staples Auditorium

Check out the Hendrix College Wind Ensemble page on Facebook.

For more information, contact the conductor, Dr. Gretchen Renshaw .

Fast Facts:

  • Students earn .25 academic credit for each semester.  
  • Students earn one Odyssey Expressive Arts credit through participation in Wind Ensemble in two semesters.
  • To enroll, students must perform a brief audition and attend the first informational meeting (please see above).  After this meeting, the Music Department adds Wind Ensemble to your schedule - you do not register for Wind Ensemble through your advisor.


Each student interested in performing with the Hendrix College Wind Ensemble will perform a brief audition for the conductor. The audition repertoire will include excerpts selected from the music that is likely to be performed in that semester. Auditions will be held during the first week of the semester and will be used to determine section leaders and chair placements.

Fall 2016 Audition Excerpts

Schedule Your Audition
1. Fill out the Wind Ensemble Audition Form .
2. Choose your audition time on the Wind Ensemble Auditions Doodle Poll.



To view the repertoire performed by the Hendrix College Wind Ensemble since 2005, click here.