Wingate University Band Program
The purpose of the university band program is to provide a musical outlet for university students, majors and non-majors, and community members, as well as the curriculum requirements for instrumental music education majors.
The Wind Ensemble is the premiere instrumental ensemble of the university with focus on the performance of standard and new band repertoire. The ensemble has commissioned and performed the premiere of two works that are now published, and will be performing a third commissioned work in April 2013 with the composer, Dr. Jack Stamp, in attendance. Enrollment in the Wind Ensemble is required of instrumental music majors and is currently open to any non-majors and community members by audition with the director.
The Bulldog Bands provide entertainment and support for Wingate University athletics. The Pep Band performs for football games, providing entertainment in various activities throughout the game day. The Basketball Band performs for women's and men's home basketball games. Students performing for the season receive scholarship stipends. Performance in the Pep Band is a prerequisite for Basketball Band.
Ensembles such as the Percussion Ensemble and Brass Quintet are open to any students by audition with the directors.