The premier wind band at UGA, the Wind Ensemble has earned an international reputation for its artistry and precision. Membership, determined each semester by blind audition, includes many of the most accomplished graduate and undergraduate UGA music students. Employing flexible instrumentation and typically one musician per part, the group performs a variety of works from the wind and percussion repertoire--chamber works and full band compositions/transcriptions, fresh ink and classics, and music from around the world. Championing the performance of new music, the ensemble has a rich history of commissioning emerging and established composers. In addition to commissioning and premiering new works, the Wind Ensemble tours nationally and internationally and hosts acclaimed guest artists. Most recently, the ensemble performed at the 2017 national CBDNA conference in Kansas City.