The Wind Ensemble is the premier wind and percussion ensemble at the University of Indianapolis. The ensemble presents multiple concerts each semester, with each designed to reflect great variety and a high level of musicianship. Repertoire includes highly regarded original band works as well as select transcriptions of orchestral repertoire; recent programs have included the music of Warren Benson, Steven Bryant, Aaron Copland, Percy Grainger, Karel Husa, John Mackey, David Maslanka, Felix Mendelssohn, William Schuman, Dmitri Shostakovich, John Philip Sousa, and Frank Ticheli.
In May, 2010, the ensemble embarked on its second international tour; destinations included the following cities in Italy and Austria: Bologna, Florence, Rome, Venice, Verona, Salzburg, and Vienna. Auditions for the Wind Ensemble are held three days before the beginning of classes in the fall semester, and are open to all interested students. The ensemble meets on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday afternoons from 4:00 – 5:15 p.m., and is conducted by Dr. Vu Nguyen.