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Symphonic Wind Ensemble

The 65-member Trinity University Symphonic Wind Ensemble performs a variety of works for winds and percussion, including traditional marches, representative works from the standard wind band repertoire, and contemporary works of distinction. The ensemble rehearses four hours per week, is open to all students by audition, and as with all university ensembles, the participating student receives one academic credit per semester. 

Composers and other Musicians who have conducted, performed, or interacted with the ensemble

Samuel Adler

Stephanie Key

Felicia Sandler

Sir Malcolm Arnold

Timothy Kramer

Michael Schelle

Terry Austin

Chia-Wei Lee

Asha Srinivasan

Rusty Banks

David Maslanka

James Syler

Brian Bondari

Linda McNeil

Carolyn True

Andrew Boysen Jr.

Ron Nelson

Dan Welcher

John Fratzen

Mark Rogers

Eric Whitacre

Adam Gorb

Clark Rundell

Dana Wilson

Previous Performance Tours

  • Abilene, San Angelo, Austin, TX 
  • Albuquerque, Grants, Santa Fe, New Mexico 
  • Washington DC & Virginia 
  • London, Manchester, Birmingham, England 
  • Chicago, IL and St. Louis, MO

Quick Facts: 

Instrumentation1 piccolo, 6 flutes, 4 oboes, 3 bassoons, 10 clarinets, 3 bass clarinets, 1 contrabass clarinet, 4 saxophones, 6 horns, 6 trumpets, 6 trombones, 3 euphoniums, 3 tubas, 1 string bass, 1 harp, 1 piano, and 6 percussion. 

Number of members65 

Number of former All-State/Area Players21

Number of former All-Region/District: 20 

Number of different Major Represented: 21 (not counting double majors)

Accounting (2)

Education

Mathematics

Art History 

Engineering (2)

Music (12)

Biochemistry/ Biology (8)

English (3)

Neuroscience (6)

Business (6)

French

Physics (2)

Chemistry (2)

Geosciences

Psychology (3)

Communication (2)

History

Spanish

Computer Science (7)

International Studies

Urban Studies

States and Countries represented by membership:

Texas (51)

Georgia

New York

Alabama

Idaho

Pennsylvania

California

Illinois (2)

Virginia

Colorado

Maryland 

 

England

New Mexico (2)

 

The Director:

James Worman is currently coordinator of Winds and Percussion and Associate Professor of Music at Trinity University. Prior to his appointment in 1997, Worman served as adjunct professor at Edgewood College and Virginia Commonwealth University, and Instructor of Saxophone at the University of Richmond. He was a high school band director for ten years in Maryland and Virginia, and received the B.M.E. from Shenandoah Conservatory, the M.M. in conducting from Virginia Commonwealth University, and the Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Wisconsin. 

He is the former National Chair for the American Music in American Schools and Universities committee of the Society for American Music, and former College Representative for the TMEA Region XII. Worman currently serves on the board of the International Revelli Band Composition Competition for the National Band Association. In addition to many conference presentations, he presented a paper at Oxford University entitled "Performance-based courses and Academic Legitimacy." He is also a member of the College Band Directors National Association, and his band arrangements are published by Daehn Publishers, TRN, and Hal Leonard.