The 110-member Wind Symphony performs major works from the traditional band repertoire as well as contemporary wind compositions by proven composers. This group specializes in repertoire that calls for large instrumental forces. The ensemble is open to all Marywood students and community members by audition.
Music for winds and percussion requiring smaller and flexible instrumentation is the specialty of this 50-member group. The group follows the established wind ensemble model currently in use by most major universities. Membership is limited to Marywood students (music majors and non-majors) and auditions are required.
This group was created for high school students who wish to perform in an ensemble beyond the normal school day and is sponsored by American Youth Ensembles, Conn-Selmer, Inc., Marywood University, and Hal Leonard Music.
Dr. F. David Romines
The Wind Ensemble is under the direction of Dr. F. David Romines, who joined Marywood in 2009. He oversees the band department and teaches courses in instrumental conducting and music education. Dr. Romines has served as a guest conductor/clinician in five countries and across the United States. Dr. Romines also serves as the Educational Advisor for the United States-China Cultural and Educational Foundation and is a member of the Music Educators Journal Advisory Board.