Continue to express your love of music with The University Wind Ensemble! This ensemble provides you with the opportunity to perform the finest and most challenging traditional and contemporary wind and percussion literature by the finest composers.

The typical University Wind Ensemble (UWE) member is a highly-motivated student for whom making music is a personal priority. The UWE performs six concerts each year, including the annual Bands of the Beanpot with Boston University, Harvard University, and Northeastern University, plus a Christmas Concert and a chamber music concert during the Annual Boston College Arts Festival.

In addition to musical excellence, the University Wind Ensemble is committed to building community and social cohesion. As a new member, you will be assigned a buddy who helps you navigate the year with the ensemble as well as your transition to college. UWE also hosts BBQs, Coffee Dates, and other social activities.

UWE members receive a small scholarship and free private lessons. Rehearsals are Mondays from 5:15–6:30 p.m. and Wednesdays from 4:15–6:30 p.m.. Membership in the UWE is by audition or invitation of the Conductor.


Seb Bonaiuto


For more information, email bonaiuto@bc.ed

2021-2022 Auditions

Mandatory Reading Session

Wednesday, September 1 from 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Individual Auditions

Tuesday, September 7 from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
(Specific time chosen at the Reading Session)

Audition music includes excerpts that are distributed at the Reading Session plus sight reading. A prepared piece is not necessary.

All auditions are held in the Band Room in Conte Forum, Gate C.

Sebastian Bonaiuto, the first full-time director of the BC Bands,
conducts the University Wind Ensemble.