The Western Winds: Side-By-Side For Better Music

Nov 5, 2014

The Western Winds is a versatile ensemble that brings together Western Michigan University's wind, brass and percussion faculty with WMU graduate assistant performers, in various configurations. 

The Western Winds
Credit wmich.edu/music

The repertoire is challenging, ranging from Beethoven to Ewazen, and the concerts are prepared in just three rehearsals, which is typical in the professional music world. 

Dr. Scott Boerma, director of bands at Western Michigan University, graduate assistant clarinetist Elisabeth Waldburger and graduate assistant tubist Chance Trottman-Hueit describe the process and elaborate on the music for the next Western Winds concert