Join Encore Wind Ensemble for the 2016-2017 season as we celebrate our 20th Anniversary.
The Encore Wind Ensemble is a collection instrumentalists from around the Twin Cities' dedicated to the performance of traditional and contemporary masterworks for band.
Welcome to the 20th Anniversary of the
Encore Wind Ensemble!
This will be an exciting season of celebration. We’ll enjoy performances honoring repertoire that spans centuries in tribute to two decades of great performances from the Encore Wind Ensemble.
I hope you will be able to join us!
See you soon,
Encore has been providing an opportunity for serious wind players and percussionists to share in the highest level of musical expression and artistry since 1996. We'll celebrate our 20th Anniversary during the 2016-2017 season.
With a heavy heart the world
said goodbye to a true music man
Charles B. Olson, the founding director of Encore Wind Ensemble, recently passed away. The members of Encore send our condolences to Chuck's family and friends.
Encore will continue to honor the memory of Chuck through our dedication to music and the annual Charles B. Olson Young Composer Competition.
Chuck, we thank you for sharing your love of music with so many people. Rest in peace.
Encore Auditions will be held on August 20, 2016 - Schedule your audition today!
Vacancies for Bassoon, French Horn, Trumpet, Euphonium, String Bass & Percussion
Conductors & Performers
Jerry Luckhardt, an associate professor of music at the University of Minnesota, is the current artistic director and conductor. Encore is comprised of some of the Twin Cities' top instrumentalists with varied careers who are dedicated to the sharing high quality music.
Are you looking for a unique way to introduce band music on a professional level to your students? Encore Wind Ensemble has developed the MusicConnect program to help your students experience high quality performance and inspire them to continue a lifelong exploration of music.
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