UNSW Wind Symphony
The Wind Symphony offers a congenial home, as well, to many of the woodwind and brass players on campus, and comprises about 50 players at any one time both from UNSW School of the Arts and Media and other departments.
The Wind Band (as it was first called) was established by two undergraduate students, David Gilfillan and Emery Schubert, and gave its first concert on 26 May 1991.
Since 2013, the UNSW Wind Band has been known as the UNSW Wind Symphony, reflecting the shift in the ensemble's repertoire over its history and all members are a part of UNSW Society of Orchestra and Pipers.
UPDATED 8 September 2020: TERM 3 2020
The Music Performance Unit has taken advice from UNSW Risk and NSW Health regarding the operations of its ensembles’ program. Consequently, it has been decided for the health and safety of our members to pause rehearsals of Wind Symphony in Term 3. We hope to resume activities in 2021, pending further advice at that time.
The Music Performance Unit will be offering a small number of masterclasses throughout the remainder of the year, to which all will be welcome. Please check back regularly on our website for the latest offerings, which will be updated throughout the term.