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 a year, including the annual Bands of the Beanpot with Boston University, Harvard University, and Northeastern University, plus a BC Bands Christmas concert, 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 Buddy 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.

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.

Want to take a closer look? Check out some of our performances at Boston College Bands on Youtube or look up @bostoncollegeuwe on Instagram to learn more.


Sebastian Bonaiuto


For more information, email bonaiuto@bc.ed

2023-2024 Auditions

Mandatory Reading Session

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

Individual Auditions

Tuesday, September 5 by appointment at the Conte Forum Band Room (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 the Conte Forum Band Room unless otherwise specified. 

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