wind ensemble

Millikin University Symphonic Wind Ensemble

Under the direction of Dr. Gary Shaw, the Millikin University Symphonic Wind Ensemble offers an unparalleled experience in musicianship. Frequent guest conductors and soloists have visited the Millikin University campus to perform with students in the band program.  Notable conductors include John P. Paynter, Stephen Eggelston, Robert Grechesky, Charles Menghini, Mark Camphouse, Colonel Thomas Rotundi (retired) United States Army Band and conductor/composers Robert W. Smith, Michael Schelle, Scott Ninmer and Brian Balmages. Notable guest soloists performing with the bands include Millikin faculty members, Canadian Brass trumpeter, Ronald Romm; tubist Harvey Phillips; and trombonist John Marcellus.

The Millikin Wind Ensemble has participated in several new composition consortium with other universities. Composers involved in these new pieces for wind ensemble include David Maslanka, David Gillingham, John Mackey, Scott Ninmer, John Stevens, Michael Schelle, Joseph Schwantner and Libby Larsen.

 

Upcoming Performances

wind ensemble

Friday, April 26, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.

Almost 76 Trombones

Featuring Guest Trombone Choir and the Millikin Symphonic Wind Ensemble

In his final Concert at Kirkland Fine Arts Center, Dr. Gary Shaw is joined by former trombone students, friends, colleagues, and the Millikin Wind Ensemble

to celebrate 37 years of performing and teaching at Millikin University.

Dr. Gary Shaw

Listen to our work

Click to listen to Festive Overture by Dimitri Shostakovich and Apollo Unleashed by Frank Ticheli from a recent performance in Kirkland Fine Arts Center along with Gumsucker's March by Percy Grainger.