Nicholls Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band

Dr. Jason Ladd, Director

The Nicholls Wind Ensemble is the premiere concert band on campus. It is an auditioned group made up of both music majors and majors from throughout the university. It performs on three concerts throughout the year as well as at both academic commencements. The ensemble often performs with soloists and commissioned compositions.

The Nicholls Symphonic Band performs on two concerts each Spring semester. The group is open to any Nicholls student who has played their instrument in high school band.

Both bands rehearse Monday, Wednesday, and Friday during the spring semester. Members of both organizations also receive a financial stipend.

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Recent Programs

Nicholls Symphonic Band – April 12, 2017

Danse Celestiale by Robert Sheldon

American Riversongs by Pierre La Plante

Lightning Field by John Mackey

National Emblem March by E.E. Bagley/Fennell


Nicholls Wind Ensemble – April 12, 2017

joyRiDE by Michael Markowski

Shenandoah by Donald Grantham

Prelude, Siciliano and Rondo by Malcolm Arnold/Paynter

Catch Me if You Can by John Williams/Bocook


Nicholls Symphonic Band – March 8, 2016

Impact by Sean O’Loughlin

Cajun Folk Songs by Frank Ticheli

Kentucky 1800 by Clare Grundman

Riders for the Flag by J.P. Sousa/Fennell

The Wizard of Oz by Arlen and Harburg/Barnes


Nicholls Wind Ensemble – March 8, 2016

Scenes from The Louvre by Norman Dello Joio

Blessed Are They by Johannes Brahms/Buehlman

Chorale and Alleluia by Howard Hanson

Folk Dances by Dmitri Shostakovich/Reynolds

Symphonic Dance No. 3 by Clifton Williams