Founded in 1898, the Wartburg College Concert Bands program is comprised of two ensembles —the Wind Ensemble and the Symphonic Band. Placement in the groups is determined by a yearly audition. Both groups represent students of all class standings and nearly all academic majors. The bands present joint and individual concerts throughout the year. Many of its 150 members are also involved in other music groups on campus, ranging from choirs to jazz bands, from campus ministry to student government.

The Symphonic Band was founded in 1997.  The ensemble performs several on-campus concerts throughout the year in addition to performances around the community and represents students of all class standings and academic majors on campus. Prominent composers Samuel Hazo, Cory McBride, and Jared Barnes have collaborated with the Symphonic Band while guest conductors Dr. Bruce Ammann and Dr. Bruce Gleason along with soloists Susan Rider (trumpet) and Dominique Cawley (flute) have performed with the ensemble in recent years. Audition Materials

2021-22 MEMBERS

Marley Kiewiet, Dike
Molly Vittetoe, West Liberty
Vanessa Hautekeete, Norwalk
Kat Meadowcroft, Adel
Liz Ashing, Grinnell
Ashton Merril, Armstrong
Rachel Black, Waverly
Anna Ohman, Winterset
Carly Lagge, Corsica S.D.
Maddison Barnhart, Earlville
Kaylee Kueker, Denver
Claire Hulscher, Van Meter
Emma McColley, Albert Lea, Minn. 

Adam Schmuck, Denver, Colo. 

Hailey Box, Humboldt 

Hana Koenigsfeld, Charles City
Laura Hovenga, Grinnell
Abby LaVelle, Waverly
Claudia Hall, Graettinger
Sabrina LaLinde-Fischer, Denver, Colo.
Rachel Hennessy, Denver
Rhaena Reece, Cordova, Ill.
Anna Hemann, Montrose
Maggie Buman, Harlan
Karl Gardner, Elkader
Emma Houdek, Spillville
Emma Wehking, Avoca, Minn.
Allison Tubbs, Delmar 

Bass Clarinet 
Mikayla Lies, Johnston
Matt Reis, Davenport 

Alto Sax 
Amanda Armstrong, Montezuma
Angelina Jones, St. Louis, Mo.
Emma Hennessy, Denver
Luke DeWaard, Kanawha 

Tenor Sax 
Abby Gaul, Guttenberg
Kathryn Christy, Johnston
Riley Engelhardt, Allison 

Bari Sax 
Nelson Cook, Fort Dodge
Ellie Donohoe, Tipton 

Abby Wrecsics, Greene
Sydney Noland, Adair
Paul Brown, La Crosse, Wis.
Allegra Knudson, Manly
Carson Rygh, Lake Mills
Kearstin Hansel, Edgewood 

Moriah Morter, Muscatine
Jade Sands, Kasson, Minn.
Billy Rouw, Springfield, Mo.
Christian Schoell, Lisle, Ill.
Sarah Whipple, Lakeville, Minn.
Isabella Efflandt, East Moline, Ill. 

Kobe Schmuecker, Atkins
Sam McGreal, Strawberry Point
Sara Webb, Tipton
Bethany Witt, DeWitt
Sean Drewes, Waverly
Brandon Goetz, White Bear Lake, Minn. 

Dillon Kremer, Waverly
Jacob Esteves, Rogers
Dani Vaughan, Port Byron, Ill. 

Matthias Letsche, Waverly
Jax Browne, Davenport 

Grace Benson, Mason City
Skylar Cunningham, Perry
Blake Hackman, Lawler
Payton Hass, Hickory Hills, Ill.
Selma Kleinsmith, Solon
Maggie Lennon, Fort Dodge
Brody Smith, Denver
Britta Solheim, Blaine, Minn.
Jacy Werning, Cedar Rapids
Ian Wetzler, Martensdale