Tyler Junior College

Concert Bands

Audition Information for the Fall 2014 Wind Ensemble can be found under related documents

Wind Ensemble

TR 12:40 - 1:55 p.m.
W 1 - 1:50 p.m.
Tom Mensch, conductor

The Wind Ensemble is the premier concert band in the Music Department and is comprised of the most talented wind and percussion instrumentalists on campus. This highly select fifty-member ensemble performs the finest in traditional and contemporary literature composed or transcribed for the concert band medium. Under Tom Mensch's direction, the Wind Ensemble has recorded new music for Twin Towers Publishing and has performed numerous tours and concerts throughout Texas. Recently performed challenging works include Short Ride in a Fast Machine by John Adams, Dance Movements by Phillip Sparke, the Hindemith Symphony in Bb, Malcolm Arnold's Tam O'Shanter, and Ron Nelson's Aspen Jubilee and Rocky Point Holiday.

The group is open to all students by audition, regardless of major, and presents concerts both on and off campus. The wind ensemble meets in both fall and spring semesters and auditions are held in August for the fall semester and in December for the spring semester.  For more audition information, contact Tom Mensch at tmen@tjc.edu or call 903-510-2242.

Fall course numbers (requires audition):
MUEN 1129 001 (wind players), 1129 002 (percussion)
MUEN 2129 001 (wind players), 2129 002 (percussion)

Spring course numbers (requires audition):
MUEN 1130 001, 1130 002
MUEN 2130 001, 2130 002

Symphonic Band

MW 9:50 - 11:05 a.m.
Heather Mensch, assistant conductor

The Symphonic Band is a spring-only band that performs various contrasting works from the standard concert band repertoire.  Members of the sixty-piece ensemble are selected by audition during the month of December. The Symphonic Band presents several concerts each spring semester and is open to all students, regardless of major. For more audition information, contact Heather Mensch at hmen2@tjc.edu or call 903-510-3876.

Spring course numbers (requires audition):
MUEN 1128 001, 1128 002
MUEN 2128 001, 2128 002

Concert Band

MW 12:40 - 1:55 p.m.
Tom Mensch, conductor

The Concert Band is comprised of students from all facets of college life. No audition is required to participate, and the group performs two concerts each spring semester. This is the perfect ensemble for someone who wants to continue performing on their instrument in a low pressure environment. The Concert Band typically performs two or three concerts each spring semester.  For more information, contact Tom Mensch at tmen@tjc.edu or call 903-510-2242.

Spring course numbers (requires audition):
MUEN 1134 001
MUEN 2134 001

Apache Band

Telephone: 903-510-3168