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. UWE performs six concerts each year, including the annual Bands of the Beanpot with Boston University, Harvard University, and Northeastern University, plus a Christmas Concerts and a concert during the Annual Boston College Arts Festival. UWE members will also have the opportunity to participate in chamber ensembles throughout the year.

In addition to musical excellence, the University Wind Ensemble is committed to building community and social engagement. As a new member, you will be assigned a UWE Family, which includes existing members who will help 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 5:15-7:00 p.m. and Wednesdays from 4:15-6:30 p.m. Membership in the UWE is by audition or invitation of the Conductor.


Sebastian Bonaiuto


For more information, email bonaiuto@bc.ed

2022-2023 Auditions

Mandatory Reading Session

Wednesday, August 31 from 4:15 - 6:30 p.m. 

Individual Auditions

Tuesday, September 6 by appointment at 2150 St. Thomas More Apartments (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 sessions are held at 300 Hammond Pond Parkway unless otherwise specified.

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