The Illinois State University Wind Symphony is the University’s premier wind band with a national and international reputation for exceptional artistic achievement. This select group of the finest instrumentalists at Illinois State University has been praised by audiences, composers, and critics. In addition to regular performances of standard and new works from the wind band literature on the Illinois State campus each year, the Wind Symphony records and tours regularly.
The Wind Symphony has been a featured performing ensemble at the American Bandmasters Association Convention, the Illinois Music Educators Association Conference, the College Band Directors National Association Convention, and the Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic.
The Wind Symphony is proud to have enjoyed close relationships with the finest composers writing for wind bands including David Maslanka, Karel Husa, Michael Colgrass, and many others.