NEW WILMINGTON, Pa.– The Westminster College Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Dr. R. Tad Greig, earned another distinction with the Collegiate Band Directors National Association. After their submission was peer-reviewed by the leadership of the Eastern Region, the Westminster College Wind Ensemble was selected as a top small college ensemble in the East. As a result, Greig will travel to Yale University for the CBDNA Conference and present a session related to the beginnning of the emsemble and its many successes over the years.
“I could not be more proud of the Wind Ensemble and how it has continued to achieve such amazing accolades”, said Greig, Director of Instrumental Activities and Professor of Music. “We are fortunate to have three very active bands, jazz ensemble and chamber music at Westminster College.”
Since its beginnings (formed in 1997 by Greig), the Wind Ensemble has been selected to perform at the Pennsylvania Music Educators All-State Conference on three occasions, and has received special mention from the National Association of Schools of Music in their two accreditation visits to Westminster. This past Spring, the Wind Ensemble was a part of the Scottish Rite Cathedral concert series, another first for the Westminster College School of Music. Along with numerous concerts and the new “Music with Friends Concert Series,” the ensemble has performed for the last two Westminster College presidential inaugurations.