The Wind Ensemble provides students with an opportunity to perform the finest and most challenging wind and percussion literature. 

The development of the University Wind Ensemble marks a milestone in the evolution of musical performance at Boston College. The ensemble was introduced in the fall of 2005 to create performance opportunities more reflective of the talent, needs, and desires of the students.

The typical member of the University Wind Ensemble is a highly skilled student for whom making music is a personal priority.

Members, chosen by competitive audition, are highly skilled, highly motivated students for whom making music is a personal priority. The ensemble performs the finest musical literature written for winds and percussion.

The ensemble also gives students the opportunity to perform literature specifically designed for smaller chamber ensembles, which greatly contributes to their development and will broaden the selection of performances for the Boston College community. Every member of the University Wind Ensemble will receive private lessons at no cost.

The ensemble performs large ensemble literature for winds and percussion as well as chamber music. Members receive a small scholarship and free private lessons. Auditions take place at the start of the fall semester. Scholarships are available to members of the University Wind Ensemble.



Seb Bonaiuto

Director of Bands 

For more information, call 617-552-3018 or email

2019–2020 Audition Schedule

Reading Session

Wednesday, August 28 from 4:30pm-6:30pm*

Individual Auditions

Tuesday, September 3 from 10:00am-6:00pm
(Specific time chosen at Reading Session)

*Attendance at both the reading session and individual audition is required for membership. Audition music includes excerpts distributed at the reading session and sight reading. A prepared piece is not necessary.

All auditions are held in the Band Room in Conte Forum. Please call the Band Office at 617-552-3018 for information.

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