SIUE Division of Bands- The Division of Bands in the Department of Music at SIUE services over 100 students with a program designed to meet the needs of both music and non-music majors. Ensembles vary from the SIUE Wind Symphony and Concert band to percussion ensembles and chamber music. The premiere ensemble at SIUE, the Wind Symphony, is one of two large wind ensembles in the Wind Studies program and is comprised primarily of undergraduate music performance and music education majors. The Concert Band is comprised of a cross section of university students and performs the finest in contemporary and standard band literature that is accessible to the ensemble. The mission of the bands at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is to study and perform the finest core repertoire for windband as well as the best of contemporary literature while educating undergraduate music majors, minors and non-majors in an atmosphere that promotes excellence in performance. The Wind Symphony has premiered 15 works for wind band, toured the United States, Taiwan and Europe, has performed twice in NewYork City’s famed Carnegie Hall, and for state, regional and national conferences. Guests appearing with the Wind Symphony include David Maslanka, Patrick Sheridan, Thomas Lee, Eugene Migliaro Corporon, Lowell Graham, James Croft, Tim Lautzenhauser, Kenneth Singleton and Myron Welch. They have been featured on KWTU public radio’s program Wind and Rhythm and have mounted eight compact disc recording projects. All recordings are available on the Mark Masters label.