Hear "A Day in the Light" by this dynamic student-community wind orchestra.

19/20 Hop Ensemble

Experience the power of a wind band to evoke changing moods and surroundings in this program that takes you through a day, from dawn to returning darkness. Works by contemporary composers like Eric Whitacre and John Mackey are paired with classics like Leroy Anderson's Syncopated Clock, with lighting effects to underscore the theme.

The Dartmouth College Wind Ensemble is a select, auditioned wind ensemble of 45 members, performing a wide variety of music from the late 19th-, 20th- and 21st-century wind ensemble repertoire. The DCWE welcomes new director Brian Messier, who comes to the Hop from directing ensembles at Williams College and its environs. The DCWE serves as a melting pot for the students of Dartmouth College as well as residents of the Upper Valley, sharing music with our community and those communities beyond the boundaries of our campus through concertizing, small and large outreach projects and performances, and charitable endeavors that bring the gift of music and music making to all who welcome it.

Brian Messier, director

Dartmouth College Wind Ensemble
Dartmouth College Wind Ensemble

"The shared experience of making music with this ensemble is the most exhilarating and refreshing thing I've been able to do at Dartmouth." Kevin Gillespie '15 A select, auditioned wind ensemble of...

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Hanover, NH

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