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Mt. San Antonio College  Wind Ensemble

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OUR PHILOSOPHY

    •  DEVELOPING THE ARTIST
      As student-artists in an academic setting, the Mt. San Antonio College Bands believe our primary goal is to inspire, challenge, and collaborate with our fellow students to bring them to their fullest potential as artists. We further believe that through the experience of music making in both large, and small ensembles that students are able to grow both as musicians and as people. The Mt. San Antonio College Bands believe that students come to be great artists through exposure to great literature within an artistic and academic setting that is a "sphere of professionalism" for both student and faculty alike.
    • TRADITION OF DIVERSITY
      Music is a constant amongst all of the worlds cultures and peoples. As artists, we believe in music's ability to cross boundaries of ethnicity, race, class, and belief. The Mt. San Antonio College Bands value not only the diversity of our students, but also their diversity of thought, life experience, and artistic experience. 
    • SCHOLARSHIP
      Students in the Mt. San Antonio College Bands are artist-scholars. The experience of creating, learning, and developing our artistry happens within an academic environment. Therefore, the Mt. San Antonio College Bands value and see the importance of all facets of artistic scholarship, whether performance or academic.
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OUR INFORMATION

    • WHO WE ARE
      The Mt. San Antonio College Wind Ensemble is the top performance ensemble for winds in the Mt. SAC Music Department, comprised predominantly of music majors and non-majors by audition only. the Mt. San Antonio College Wind Ensemble performs wind literature from across the wind repertoire at the highest artistic level. With musical and artistic excellence as the foundation for our creative endeavors, students in the Mt. San Antonio College Bands spend time honing and applying their musical skills in weekly rehearsals, applied lessons with highly artistic and professional faculty, as well as in chamber ensembles.
    • WHERE WE HAVE PERFORMED
      Performances of the Mt. San Antonio College Bands are held in the state-of-the-art Spohia B. Clarke Theater on the Mt. SAC Campus in Walnut, California. The Mt. San Antonio College Wind Ensemble has performed throughout Southern California, the Southwestern United States, and in such significant concert venues as the Walt Disney Concert Hall (home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra), the Kennedy Center (Washington D.C.), Symphony Hall (Chicago, Illinois), and Carnegie Hall (New York City). The Mt. SAC Wind Ensemble has furthered new music for winds by commissioning and premiering new compositions from established and emerging composers, and hosts a yearly "Living Composer Series" in which the ensemble welcomes wind composers to work with the ensemble in residence at the Mt. San Antonio College Campus.