Academic Affairs

Hendrix College Wind Ensemble

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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.

Current WE members: Online Absence Request Form

Upcoming Events

Tuesday-Thursday, January 19-21, 2016
Wind Ensemble Auditions, by appointment
See below for further details about auditions
Trieschmann, Music Studio 3

Thursday, January 21, 2016
Wind Ensemble Meeting, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Staples Auditorium

Music Department Social, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Trieschmann Gallery

Monday, January 25, 2016, 4:15 p.m.
First Wind Ensemble rehearsal
Staples Auditorium

Monday, March 14, 2016, 7:30 p.m.
Winter Concert
Staples Auditorium

Monday, April 18, 2016, 5:30 p.m.
Concert in the Park
Staples Fountain

Saturday, May 7, 2016, 7:30 p.m.
Festival of Winds Honor Band Concert
Staples Auditorium

Saturday, May 14, 2016, 9:00 a.m.
Hendrix College Commencement

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.

Auditions

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.

Fall semester auditions will be held during the first week of classes. Spring semester auditions will be held just before the Thanksgiving Break in the preceding semester. To set up an audition time, look at the Audition Schedule and email Dr. Gretchen Renshaw with your instrument and preferred audition time.

Additional spring auditions will be held in the first week of the semester. There will not be a separate schedule created for these auditions - please email Dr. Renshaw to set up a time.

Spring 2016 Audition Excerpts

Calendar


Repertoire

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

Repertoire 2012-2013

Fall Family Weekend Concert - September 29, 2012

  • Ignition - Todd Stalter
  • Mannin Veen - Haydn Wood

Impressions - November 12, 2012

  • "Apollo Unleashed" from Symphony No. 2 - Frank Ticheli
  • Sleep - Eric Whitacre
  • Lincolnshire Posy - Percy Grainger
  • Strange Humors - John Mackey

Danzón! - March 4, 2013

  • Ecstatic Fanfare - Steven Bryant
  • Prelude in the Dorian Mode - Antonio de Cabézon
  • Foundry - John Mackey
  • Children's March - Percy Grainger
  • Danzón No. 2 - Arturo Márquez

    An Evening in the Park - April 15, 2013

  • The March from "1941" - John Williams
  • West Side Story Selections - Leonard Bernstein / Duthoit
  • I Dreamed a Dream - Claude-Michel Schonberg / arr. Brown (Suzanne Banister, soprano)
  • Blue Moon - Rodgers and Hart / arr. Barker (Suzanne Banister, soprano)
  • Freckles Rag - Larry Buck / arr. Eyles
  • America the Beautiful - Ward / Dragon
  • The Stars and Stripes Forever

Repertoire 2011-2012

Fall Family Weekend Concert - September 24, 2011

  • "Noel" from Symphonic Sketches - George Chadwick
  • Symphony No. 3 "Slavyanskaya" - Boris Kozhevnikov

 Russian Music for Winds - November 14, 2011  

  • "Hopak" from Sorochinsky Fair - Modest Moussorgsky / arr. Bonney
  • Symphony No.3 "Slavyanskaya" - Boris Kozhevnikov
  • Bogoroditse Devo - Sergei Rachmaninoff / trans. Salzman
  • Jazz Suite No. 2 - Dmitri Shostakovich / arr. de Meij
  • Firebird Suite - Igor Stravinsky / arr. Longfield

Classics for Wind Band - March 5, 2012

  • William Byrd Suite - Gordon Jacob
  • Country Gardens - Percy Grainger
  • English Folk Song Suite - Ralph Vaughan Williams
  • Rest - Frank Ticheli
  • An American in Paris - George Gershwin / arr. Krance

An Evening in the Park - April 16, 2012

  • American Salute - Morton Gould / arr. Lang
  • The Promise of Living - Aaron Copland / arr. Singleton
  • An American in Paris - George Gershwin / arr. Krance
  • My Funny Valentine - Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart (Jazz Combo)
  • Parker's Mood - Charlie Parker / arr. Med Flory (Jazz Combo)
  • Groove Merchant - Jerome Richardson / arr. Dave Barduhm (Jazz Combo)
  • The Beatles: Love - Lennon and McCartney / arr. Bocook
  • America the Beautiful - Samuel Augustus Ward / arr. Dragon
  • The Stars and Stripes Forever - John Philip Sousa

 Repertoire 2010-2011

Fall Family Weekend Concert - September 24, 2010

  • Benediction - John Stevens
  • Southern Harmony - Donald Grantham

Darkness Into Light - November 15, 2010

  • Overture to "Dancer in the Dark" - Bjork
  • My Jesus! Oh, What Anguish - J.S. Bach / Reed
  • Four Maryland Songs - Jack Stamp (Suzanne Banister, soprano)
  • Shadow Rituals - Michael Markowski
  • Cave - Russell Peck

Something Old, New, Borrowed, and Blue - March 7, 2011

  • Selections from "The Danserye" - Tielman Susato / Dunnigan
  • Funeral Music for Queen Mary (after Purcell) - Steven Stucky
  • An Outdoor Overture - Aaron Copland
  • Immovable Do - Percy Grainger
  • Hymn to a Blue Hour - John Mackey
  • Jokeri - Pertti Pekkanen
  • March from "Symphonic Metamorphosis" - Paul Hindemith / Wilson

An Evening in the Park - April 18, 2011

  • Them Basses - G.F. Huffine
  • Candide Suite - Leonard Bernstein / Grundman
  • Chasing the Ouroboro's Tail - Ryan Gaston (premiere - Jazz Combo)
  • Nutty - Thelonius Monk (Jazz Combo)
  • Footprints - Wayne Shorter (Jazz Combo)
  • Star Wars - John Williams / Hunsberger
  • America the Beautiful - Ward / Dragon
  • The Stars and Stripes Forever

Repertoire 2009-2010

Fall Family Weekend Concert - September 26, 2009

  • Ave Maria - Franz Schubert / Ticheli
  • First Suite in E-Flat - Gustav Holst

ArtsFest Concert - October 9, 2009

  • Nitro - Frank Ticheli
  • Ave Maria - Franz Schubert / Ticheli
  • First Suite in E-flat - Gustav Holst

Counterpoint - November 16, 2009

  • Nitro - Frank Ticheli
  • October - Eric Whitacre
  • Handel in the Strand - Percy Grainger / Goldman
  • Fantasia in G Major - J.S. Bach / trans. Goldman and Leist
  • Islas y Montanas - Shelley Hanson
  • Canzona - Peter Mennin

A Concert in Celebration of Share a Smile Day - March 1, 2010

  • Light Cavalry Overture - Franz von Suppe
  • Hold This Boy and Listen - Carter Pann
  • Old Home Days - Charles Ives / Elkus
  • March of the Belgian Paratroopers - Pierre Leemans / Wiley
  • Chorale and Alleluia - Howard Hanson

An Evening in the Park - April 12, 2010

  • Slava! - Leonard Bernstein / Grundman
  • Amazing Grace - Frank Ticheli
  • Variations on "America" - Charles Ives / Rhoads
  • His Honor - Henry Fillmore
  • Simple Gifts - Ticheli
  • The Stars and Stripes Forever - John Philip Sousa

Repertoire 2008-2009

Director Karen Fannin Dr. Karen Fannin, Conductor

Fall Family Weekend Concert - September 27, 2008

  • English Folk Song Suite - Ralph Vaughan Williams
  • "The Gum-suckers" March - Percy Grainger

Tributes - November 17, 2008

  • "Fest Marsch" from Tannhauser - Richard Wagner / trans. Rumbelow
  • Trauersinfonie - Richard Wagner / revised Leidzen
  • Variations on a Theme of Robert Schumann - Robert Jager
  • English Folk Song Suite - Ralph Vaughan Williams
  • Sanctuary - Frank Ticheli
  • Strange Humors - John Mackey

Carmina Burana! - March 2, 2009

  • Flight - Brian Balmages
  • Irish Tune from County Derry - Percy Grainger
  • Children's March - Percy Grainger
  • Contre Qui, Rose - Morten Lauridsen / trans. Reynolds
  • Suite from Carmina Burana - Carl Orff / arr. Krance

An Evening in the Park - April 13, 2009

  • Sound Off - John Philip Sousa
  • Shenandoah - Frank Ticheli
  • Annie Laurie - Arthur Pryor / arr. Davis
    Tim Pote, trombone
  • Suite of Old American Dances - Robert Russell Bennett
  • The Sound of Music - Rodgers and Hammerstein / arr. Bennett
  • On the Mall - Edwin Franko Goldman
  • The Stars and Stripes Forever - John Philip Sousa

Repertoire 2007-2008

Wind Ensemble 2008Fall Family Weekend Concert - September 29, 2007

  • Pacem - Robert Spittal
  • Mannin Veen - Haydn Wood

Impressions - November 12, 2007

  • Procession of the Nobles - Nicholai Rimsky-Korsakov / Leidzen
  • Sleep - Eric Whitacre
  • Lincolnshire Posy - Percy Grainger
  • Eine Kleine Yiddishe Ragmusik - Adam Gorb

Blue Shades March 3, 2008

  • William Byrd Suite - Gordon Jacob
  • Symphony No. 6 - Vincent Persichetti
  • Concerto in E-flat op. 109 - Alexander Glazunov
    Bryan Rodgers, alto saxophone
  • Blue Shades - Frank Ticheli
  • Adagio and Tarantella - Ernesto Cavallini / arr. Thomas Reed
    Robert Anderson, clarinet
  • Little Threepenny Music - Kurt Weill
    • 5a - Tango
  • Pictures at an Exhibition - Modest Moussorgsky / arr. Leidzen
    • X. The Great Gate of Kiev

An Evening in the Park April 14, 2008

  • March from "1941" - John Williams / arr. Lavender
  • Concertino, op. 107 - Cecile Chaminade
    Katie Pearce, flute
  • West Side Story Selections - Leonard Bernstein / arr. Duthoit
  • The Trombone King - Karl L. King
  • Porgy and Bess - George Gershwin / arr. Barnes
  • The Stars and Stripes Forever - John Philip Sousa

Repertoire 2006-2007

Fall Family Weekend Concert September 30, 2006

  • Puszta - Jan Van der Roost
  • Elsa's Procession to the Cathedral - Richard Wagner / arr. Cailliet
Low Brass Studio Low Brass Studio

Chosen Gems November 12, 2006

  • Symphonic Dance No. 3 "Fiesta" - Clifton Williams
  • Dusk - Steven Bryant
  • Five Short Pieces for Wind Ensemble - Ludwig van Beethoven / ed. Reynolds
    • III. March: Zapfenstreich
    • IV. Polonaise
    • V. Ecossaise
  • Prelude in the Dorian Mode - Antonio de Cabezon / scored Grainger
  • Second Suite in F - Gustav Holst
  • Shepherd's Hey - Percy GraingerFeaturing the Hendrix Dance Ensemble

Ancient Airs and Apollo Unleashed! February 26, 2007

  • Selections from "The Danserye" - Tielman Susato / arr. Dunnigan
    • I. La Morisque
    • II. Les quatre Branles
    • V. Den hoboecken dans
    • VII. Ronde and Aliud
  • O Magnum Mysterium - Morton Lauridsen / arr. Reynolds
  • Concertino for Marimba - Niel DePonteErick Saoud, marimba
  • Scenes from "The Louvre" - Norman Dello Joio
  • Prelude, Op. 34, No. 14 - Dmitri Shostakovich / arr. Reynolds
  • Symphony No. 2 - Frank Ticheli
    • II. Apollo Unleashed

Wind Ensemble 2008 fluteAn Evening in the Park April 16, 2007

  • Candide Suite - Leonard Bernstein / arr. Grundman
  • Down a Country Lane - Aaron Copland / arr. Patterson
  • Grand Russian Fantasia - Jules Levy / arr. HunsbergerNick Barnes, trumpet
  • A Set of American Marches
    • Americans We - Henry Fillmore
    • The Liberty Bell March - John Philip Sousa
    • National Emblem March - E.E. Bagley
  • Metamarch - Steven Bryant
  • Ferris Wheel - Jason Nitsch
  • Star Wars Trilogy - John Williams / arr. Hunsberger
  • The Stars and Stripes Forever - John Philip Sousa

Repertoire 2005-2006

Fall Family Weekend Concert September 24, 2005

  • Flourish for Wind Band - Ralph Vaughan Williams
  • First Suite in E-flat - Gustav Holst

Reminiscence November 15, 2005

  • Shortcut Home - Dana Wilson
  • My Jesus! Oh, What Anguish - J.S. Bach / Reed
  • Old Home Days - Charles Ives / Elkus
  • Perthshire Majesty - Samuel Hazo
  • Prelude and Fugue No. 22 - J.S. Bach / Schuller
  • October - Eric Whitacre
  • Slava! - Leonard Bernstein

Wind Ensemble 2008 clarinetTraditions, Tragedies, and Triumphs - March 7, 2006

  • March from 'Symphonic Metamorphosis' - Paul Hindemith / Wilson
  • Night Soliloquy - Kent KennanDr. Liana Tyson, flute
  • Divertimento op. 42 - Vincent Persichetti
  • Chester - William Schuman
  • Allerseelen - Richard Strauss / Davis
  • Folk Dances - Dmitri Shostakovich / Reynolds

An Evening in the Park April 18, 2006

  • Slava! - Leonard Bernstein/Grundman
  • Old American Songs - Aaron Copland/Silvester
    • The Dodger
    • Simple Gifts
    • I Bought Me a Cat
    • Long Time Ago
    • Ching-a-Ring ChawTimothy Tucker, baritone
  • Variations on "America" - Charles Ives/Rhoads
  • Amazing Grace - Frank Ticheli
  • Flying Aces March - Stephen GrieblingDr. Karen Griebling, conductor
  • October - Eric Whitacre
  • The Stars and Stripes Forever - John Philip Sousa