Tyler Junior College

Concert Bands

Wind Ensemble

Monday/Wednesday - 1-1:50pm and Tuesday/Thursday 12:40-1:55pm

Jeremy Strickland, 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, former director, 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 Jeremy Strickland at jstr@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

Tuesday/Thursday 9:50 - 11:05 a.m.
Jeremy Strickland, 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 Jeremy Strickland at jstr@tjc.edu or call 903.510.2242.

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

Apache Band

Telephone: 903-510-3168