College of Visual and Performing Arts

The bands at Purdue Fort Wayne consist of the Symphonic Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band. Both are open to all students. The SWE is open via audition only. The bands frequently collaborate with and premiere works by renown composers including William Bolcom, David Maslanka, Frank Ticheli, John Mackey, Omar Thomas, Steven Bryant, Michael Markowski, Viet Cuong, Joel Puckett, Jennifer Jolley, amongst others. Soloists include Gail Williams, Billy Hunter, Harmonic Brass, Kenneth Tse, and Joseph Lulloff.

Click below to view Symphonic Wind Performances:

The Low-Down Brown Get-Down by Omar Thomas

Tuba Concerto by Viet Cuong

Joel Puckett's "Avelynn's Lullaby"

Any questions can be directed to or the School of Music office, (260) 481-6714.