A flagship performing ensemble at FAU, the Wind Ensemble is comprised of 45 to 50 of the finest wind and percussion students at the university. The FAU Wind Ensemble has recently accepted invitations to perform at the Southern Division Conferences of the College Band Director's National Association in Charleston, South Carolina and Columbus, Georgia, and the Florida Music Educator's Association conference in Tampa. The Wind Ensemble has been privileged to work closely with composers including Joel Puckett, Steven Bryant, Scott McAllister, Libby Larson, Bruce Adolphe, Stuart Glazer, William Brusick, and Kevin Wilt. The Wind Ensemble performs masterworks of the literature as well as leading-edge works of today. Auditions are open to all FAU students and are held the first days of each fall term.