The Wind Ensemble meets each semester and consists of the finest wind, brass and percussion musicians on campus and utilizes a flexible instrumentation to accommodate the wind band's large and varied repertoire. Including both standard and contemporary works, the Wind Ensemble performs compositions representing the vast history of the wind band and cultures worldwide. The Wind Ensemble works closely with composers, both individually and in consortiums, in the commissioning of new works, and joins other collegiate and professional wind bands in furthering the development of Western music. The UT-Martin Wind Ensemble performs two concerts per semester, tours regionally and nationally and is open to all UT-Martin students by audition.