Millikin Symphonic Wind Ensemble

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    The Millikin Symphonic Wind Ensemble offers an unparalleled experience in musicianship.  The Symphonic Wind Ensemble has flourished in Central Illinois and beyond, performing at state and regional conventions, and on tour in New York City and the Dominican Republic. Frequent guest conductors and soloists have visited Millikin to perform with the MSWE. Notable guest conductors include Stephen Eggelston, Garrett Gillingham, Robert Grechesky, Charles Menghini, John P. Paynter, and Colonel Thomas Rotundi and conductor/composers Brian Balmages, Mark Camphouse, Scott Ninmer, Michael Schelle, and Robert W. Smith. Notable guest soloists include Millikin faculty members, Harvey Phillips (tuba), Ronald Romm (trumpet), and Peter Steiner (trombone). The Symphonic Wind Ensemble has commissioned and premiered recent works by Garrett Gillingham and Daniel Morel, and has participated in consortia with composers David Gillingham, Libby Larsen, John Mackey, David Maslanka, Scott Ninmer, Michael Schelle, Joseph Schwantner, and John Stevens. Recent collaborations include works with student dancers and choreographers from Millikin's School of Theater and Dance and a variety of video production personnel.

Millikin Symphonic Wind Ensemble

2019-2020 Millikin Symphonic Wind Ensemble


Live performance of Radiant Joy by Steven Bryant in 2019:

Live antiphonal performance of Intrada 1634 at the 2019 Collage Concert:

Live performance of Shenadoah by Omar Thomas in 2020:


Millikin Symphonic Wind Ensemble 2022-23 Season

  • MSWE I: True Colors 
    Saturday, September 24, 2022 at 7:30pm  
    Kirkland Fine Arts Center


  • Homecoming Concert
    Friday, October 7, 2022 7:30pm  
    Kirkland Fine Arts Center


  • MSWE II: Millikin Honor Band Festival
    Monday, October 24, 2022 at 7pm
    Kirkland Fine Arts Center


  • MSWE III: Chamber Winds  
    Thursday, November 17, 2022 at 7:30pm  
    Albert Taylor Theatre  
  • MSWE IV:

February 26, 2023 at 2:00pm  

Kirkland Fine Arts Center

  • MSWE V: Season Finale

April 29, 2023 at 7:30pm  
Kirkland Fine Arts Center