In 1983, a group of Rutgers University Alumni who wanted an avenue to continue performing in a symphonic band formed the Rutgers University Alumni Wind Symphony.
With support from the Rutgers University Band Alumni Association, the ensemble has been performing concerts for two decades. Although the membership has varied with time, this organization of volunteers continues to provide a performance outlet for these dedicated musicians. Originally composed of Rutgers graduates, the ensemble has acquired a significant number of musicians from the community.
The need for specific instruments varies by season, but we are always interested in new members.
We rehearse during the fall and spring semesters, with a winter concert in December and a spring concert in May, at Nicholas Music Center on the Rutgers Douglass Campus.
We also hold an outdoor performance at the Mary Sheridan Park in Lambertville, NJ the first Saturday in June. Following the concert, band members enjoy a delicious end-of-year picnic to celebrate yet another fun and successful season.
Our ensemble consists of woodwinds including flutes and piccolo, single and double-reed, a variety of brass instruments and percussion. If desired, members may also flex their conducting muscles by volunteering to rehearse and conduct pieces of their choice in any given semester.
RUAWS through the years
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