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.

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.