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TCNJ Wind Ensemble

The wind ensemble rehearses inside the Mayo Concert Hall. February 5, 2024.

MUS 140 (Non-Majors: MUS 180)
Music Building 019 (Large Instrumental Rehearsal Room)

Dr. Eric Laprade, Music Director 
Director of Bands
Associate Professor of Music

TCNJ Wind Ensemble is the premiere wind band at The College of New Jersey. An auditioned ensemble comprised of approximately 42 musicians, the ensemble exposes students to the finest repertoire composed for wind band. The ensemble has toured the northeast region, including a performance at the 2020 NJMEA State Conference and 2014 CBDNA Eastern Division Conference in Boston, MA. The ensemble has collaborated with notable soloists and composers, and has completed a series of recordings for Kalmus Publishing, Mark Custom Recording, and Alfred Reed.

Notable world premieres by the TCNJ Wind Ensemble include:

  • Pocket, Sally Lamb McCune
  • Felo de Se, Ryan Galik
  • Evaporation, Paul Winch
  • Last Breaths, Armando Bayolo
  • Craigslistlieder, Gabriel Kahane (arr. David Vickerman)
  • Observer in the Magellanic Cloud, Mason Bates (arr. David Vickerman)
  • Velocity Meadows, Christopher Stark
  • Shouting at the Gates to the Neon Wasteland, James Young
  • Bounce, Stephen Gorbos

Listen to TCNJ Wind Ensemble

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Past Performances

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