The UH Wind Ensemble performed at the W/NW College Band Directors Association (CBDNA) 2016 Conference in Reno, Nevada in March. We also worked with high school groups and performed in the California Bay Area. Mahalo for your support!
The 2016-2017 Concert Season
Ala Moana Mall Concert - Thursday, September 8, 2016, 7pm, Ala Moana Centerstage
Fall Concert - Sunday, October 23, 2016, 7pm, Orvis Auditorium, UH-Mānoa Winter Concert - Sunday, December 4, 2016, 7:30pm, Orvis Auditorium, UH-Mānoa Mostly (not) Mozart featuring Rachel Schutz, soprano and John Gallagher, string bass Spring Concert - Sunday, February 26, 2017, 4pm, McKinley HS Auditorium featuring guest composer Alex Shapiro
Aloha Concert - Sunday, April 23, 2017, 7pm, McKinley HS Auditorium featuring the Student Concerto & Composition Competition winners and Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition
The 2016-2017 Concert Season:
Thursday, September 8, 7pm, Ala Moana Centerstage Join us at the Ala Moana Mall as we usher in the fall with a concert of marches, instrumental features, and more!
Sunday, October 23, 7pm, Orvis Auditorium "Elastic Bands" Gabrieli - Canzon in Echo Duodecimi Toni à 10 Bernard - Divertissement, op. 36 Marshall - Light Krenek - Three Merry Marches Françaix - Huit Danses Exotiques Wilson - Winds on the Steppes
Sunday, December 4, 7pm, Orvis Auditorium "Mostly (not) Mozart" with guests Rachel Schutz, soprano and John Gallagher, string bass Mozart - Overture to The Marriage of Figaro Françaix - Mozart New-Look Dove - Figures in the Garden Andriessen - M is for Man, Music, Mozart
Sunday, February 26, 4pm - McKinley Auditorium Spring Concert w/ UH Symphony Band Alex Shapiro, Guest Composer Etezady - Shoutout Peck - Cave Shapiro - Moment Stravinsky - Symphonies of Wind Instruments Shapiro - Homecoming
Sunday, April 23, 7pm - McKinley Auditorium Aloha Concert Winners of the UH Music Student Concerto & Composition Competition Mussorgsky (arr. Lavender) - Pictures at an Exhibition
Mason Bates, Mothership - with Evan Ziporyn, bass clarinet; Ian O'Sullivan, guitar; Darin Miyashiro, koto; and Seola Kim, ajaeng
Rehearsals: Fall Semester: TR 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM in MB 108 Spring Semester: MWF 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM in MB 108
The University of Hawai'i Wind Ensemble is the premier wind band at the University of Hawai'i. Comprised of fifty-two of the finest wind and percussion performers at the university, the Wind Ensemble explores cutting-edge repertoire as well as cornerstones of the wind literature in concerts through the entire academic year.
In previous years, the UH Wind Ensemble has toured throughout the continental US and abroad, and performed at such venues as the American Bandmasters Association (ABA) and the Western College Band Directors National Association (CBDNA) conferences. Such distinguished guest artists as Rafael Mendez, Doc Severinsen, Evan Ziporyn, and Jimmy Borges have performed with the UH Wind Ensemble.
Under the direction of Dr. Jeffrey Boeckman, the Wind Ensemble has embarked on an ambitious agenda of collaborations & residencies with major performers and composers, recording projects, chamber winds, and performance tours to our neighbor islands, the U.S. mainland, and the Pacific Rim. The Wind Ensemble serve as the host band for our UH Conducting Workshop every May.
Fall 2016 UH Wind Ensemble Personnel
Flute Aoi Shinagawa Miki Yamamoto
Oboe Ashley Maeshiro Sara Ricer
Bb Clarinet Richard Akamine Justin Berchtold Marcus Shinbo Chlesea Tanaka
Bassoon Derek Hiyane Casey Ryan Saxophone Casandra Ancheta Pablo Furukawa Travis Tashima
Trumpet Noa Araki Tate Sakamoto Daniel Sananikone
Horn Alyssa Lassiter Rory Onishi Eric Sorensen
Trombone Noah Dods W. Jordan Goto Alyssa Higuchi
Tuba Gabriel Choy
Percussion Gregg Abe Justin Campos Reid Ishikawa Piano Noe Baladad
Click Here to see the UH Wind Ensemble's previously performed literature.