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 accepted invitations to perform at the Southern Division Conferences of the College Band Director's National Association in Louisiana, South Carolina, and Georgia, and the Florida Music Educator's Association conference in Tampa. The Wind Ensemble has been privileged to work closely with composers including Bruce Broughton, Andrew Boss, James Syler, Joel Puckett, Steven Bryant, Scott McAllister, Libby Larson, Bruce Adolphe, Stuart Glazer, William Brusick Michael Markowski, and FAU composer-in-residence 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 four days before each fall term.