The Wanda L. Bass Music Center on the OCU Campus

Wind Philharmonic

Wind PhilharmonicThe Wind Philharmonic is comprised of the finest wind and percussion graduate and undergraduate students from the Bass School of Music at Oklahoma City University and has been continually acknowledged for its commitment to musical growth and excellence. The ensemble, one of the finest in the Southwest, performs an average of seven to eight performances a year, including an annual alumni band and an annual children’s concert series, and is dedicated to promoting the highest standards of performance of the best music from the wind band repertoire.  Since 2000, the Wind Philharmonic has been invited to perform at the Oklahoma Music Educators Association annual clinic six times and the 2002 College Band Directors National Association Regional Convention. 

The ensemble has been recognized for its eminence by some of today’s most important composers, including Karel Husa, Frank Ticheli, Edward Knight, Martin Mailman, Ron Nelson, Jerod Impichchaachaaha' Tate, Joseph Schwantner, and Roger Cichy. Led by Dr. Matthew Mailman since 1995, the Wind Philharmonic offers a creative and positive music-making environment which allows the knowledge gained in the studio to be applied to ensemble performance and features a wide range of instrumentations from full symphonic band to one-on-a-part. Membership selection and placement are by audition.


Dr. Matthew Mailman, conductor

Free admission

Thursday, October 8, 2015 – Concert I

Sunday, November 8, 2015 – Alumni Homecoming concert

Thursday, December 3, 2015 – Concert II

Tuesday, March 1, 2016 – Concert III

Tuesday, April 26, 2016 – Concert IV - Children’s Concerts


Concert I

Thursday, October 8, 2015, 8:00 pm, Petree Recital Hall

Vincent Persichetti – Symphony No. 6 for Band, Op. 69

Anton Bruckner - Hymn of Praise from Ecce sacerdos magnus

John Phillip Sousa - Bullets and Bayonets

Edgard Varèse - Hyperprism

Martin Mailman - Exaltations, Op. 67

Percy Aldridge Grainger - Lincolnshire Posy

Alumni Side-by-Side Concert, OCU Homecoming

Sunday, November 8, 2015, 2:30 pm, Bass Center Atrium

Concert II

Thursday, December 3, 2015, 8:00 pm, Petree Recital Hall

John Barnes Chance - Elegy

Percy Aldridge Grainger - Themes from Green Bushes

Martin Ellerby - Paris Sketches

Igor Stravinsky - Concerto for Piano and Wind Instruments

featuring Sergio Monteiro, piano

Ron Nelson - Passacaglia (Homage on B-A-C-H)

Concert III

Tuesday, March 1, 2016, 8:00 pm, Petree Recital Hall

Karel Husa - Al Fresco

John Philip Sousa - Nobles of the Mystic Shrine

Michael Daugherty - Vulcan for Concert Band

Michael Daugherty - Red Cape Tango from Metropolis Symphony

Michael Daugherty - Niagara Falls

Come meet composer Michael Daugherty during his one-week residency on the OCU campus.

Concert IV – 15th Annual Children’s Concerts

Tuesday, April 26, 2016, 9:00 am-1:00 pm, 8:00 pm, Petree Recital Hall

Frank Ticheli - Blue Shades

William Schuman - Circus Overture

Ralph Vaughan Williams - Toccata Marziale

Gustav Holst - Mars, the Bringer of War

Dmitri Kabalevsky - Overture to Colas Breugnon