The Texas Christian University Wind Symphony has established itself as one of the outstanding collegiate wind bands in America. The Wind Symphony regularly performs the best in wind band literature, from the Renaissance masters to the most recent prizewinning composers. The group schedules frequent appearances by guest composers, soloists, and conductors. Recent guests include Michael Colgrass, David Maslanka, John Mackey, Frank Ticheli, James Keene, Gary Green, Tim Reynish, Ray Lichtenwalter, John Whitwell, Christopher Tucker, Eric Rombach-Kendall, Mark Fonder, and Jay Gephart.
The Wind Symphony, under the direction of Bobby Francis, has a distinguished reputation for critically acclaimed performances and a dedication to commissioning new and exciting works. The Wind Symphony frequently hosts visiting composers in rehearsal and performance, which provides interaction with the creative process that makes music a living art form. The Wind Symphony was recently selected to perform at the 2007 Texas Music Educators Association Convention and also at the 2007 CBDNA Convention in Ann Arbor, Michigan, the 2008 American Bandmasters Association Convention and will perform in Carnegie Hall in Spring 2011.
Graduates of the Wind Symphony have gone on to hold positions in professional symphony orchestras, military bands, and recording studios, in addition to those serving as noted teachers and conductors.