Wind Symphony

Dr. Christopher Schletter, Musical Director

The Wind Symphony is Marshall University’s premier concert ensemble for wind and percussion students. Conducted by Dr. Christopher Schletter, this select ensemble is open to students from throughout the university by audition and provides the opportunity to perform literature from the traditional and contemporary repertory.  Performers in this ensemble are held to high performance expectations and, as a result, are rewarded with an excellent musical experience.  The Wind Symphony performs numerous concerts during the school year, including the Marshall University Festival Band Weekend, which is sponsored by the band program.  In March, 2014, the Wind Symphony performed at the prestigious Percy Grainger Festival in Orchestra Hall at Symphony Center in Chicago, IL.  The Wind Symphony was one of four bands in the nation chosen to perform at the event.

Concert Program for October 6th, 2022 can be found here.

Previous concerts can be found on our School of Music YouTube Channel.

Upcoming Wind Band Performances

The Marshall University Wind Bands new concert season begin this fall. Stay tuned for dates and times.

All concerts can be found on our YouTube Channel here.


Marching Thunder Events

Fall 2023 Performance Schedule
This schedule is subject to change over the course of the summer. All performance are at at MU unless otherwise noted.


10th – 19thBand Camp
19th – Friends & Family Performance

2nd – Home game vs. Albany/Band Day
23rd – Home game vs. Virginia Tech
26th – Gazzette Mail Festival
30th – Home game vs. ODU – Homecoming! Alumni, come on back!

19th (Thurs.) – Home game vs. JMU
20th (Fri.) – Logan High School
28th – Tri-State Marching Championships

11th – Home game vs. Georgia Southern
25th – Home game vs. Arkansas State

2nd – Possible SBC Championships

Additional post season performances – TBD