Director: Darryl Bott
The Rutgers Wind Ensemble, founded during the early 1960s, has established itself as one of the premier wind-bands in the nation. The ensemble performs both masterworks of the wind repertoire and new works, including pieces composed expressly for the group. The ensemble has performed with a variety of guest conductors, including H. Robert Reynolds, James Keane, Jerry Junkin, Mallory Thompson, Eugene Migliaro Corporon, Dennis Fisher, Frank Battisti, Thomas Leslie, Harry Begian, Kenneth G. Bloomquist, James Croft, James Curnow, David Holsinger and Stephen Pratt.
The ensemble has performed at professional conferences including the National CBDNA Conference in 2005 and the Eastern Division Conference in 2016. Numerous recordings of the ensemble are available on the Mark Custom label with several recordings having earned Grammy® entry listings. Their recording of “Dance Rhythms” received three Grammy® entry listings. The Ensemble is currently under the direction of Darryl J. Bott, Director of University Bands.