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Symphonic Wind Ensemble

Symphonic Wind Ensemble (SWE), MUS 195, is the premier wind-based ensemble of the college. The Symphonic Wind Ensemble is open to students by audition. Continuing students audition in the spring and new students audition in the fall. Selection is based on these auditions and ensemble instrumentation. Members rehearse four times a week for a total of four-and-one-half hours. Participation in the ensemble can be used for partial fulfillment of the Aesthetic Perspective requirement of the Doane Plan. The ensemble generally schedules two or three performances a semester and performs on an annual tour. Tour locations have included cities such as New York, Chicago, and Washington, D.C. A significant portion of the tour's costs have generally been paid for by the College, allowing students to travel at minimal cost. Prerequisite: Audition.