Oglethorpe University Winds and Band

August 21, 2017 – April 30, 2018 (the entire 2017-18 academic year)

Thursday, 7:40 – 9:10 PM, No class 03/08/18

Life enrichment on a major scale. The Oglethorpe University Winds provides a venue for students and community members to participate in high-level performance of wind band repertoire, and also provide music for certain University functions, such as the Boar’s Head holiday festival in December and Oglethorpe Day in February.

The Oglethorpe University Concert Winds seeks to:

  • Provide varied, balanced and meaningful musical experiences that promote creativity, flexibility, and versatility in each musician.
  • Confirm the lessons learned in theory, composition, and music history and music education in living performance.
  • Create a positive music-making environment that allows knowledge gained in the private studio to be applied to ensemble performance.
  • Increase awareness of the diverse artistic and historical significance of music for winds and percussion.
  • Expand the technical, intellectual, psychological, and spiritual horizons of musicians that result in soul-to-soul music making.
  • Prepare music and musicians of the future by exploring music of the present and preserving music of the past.
  • Preserve the repertoire of the medium that has become a uniquely American art form and promote the newly emerging global repertoire.
  • Broaden concepts of teaching and performance by encouraging creative thought and artistic interaction.
  • Develop future musical leaders of vision and passion.
  • To encourage “community” with all people, both on campus and throughout the city.
  • To enhance, through artistic contributions, the quality of life at the University in specific and metropolitan Atlanta in general.

Instructor Details: 

Paul Scanling | pscanling@oglethorpe.edu
Mr. Scanling is an affiliate artist in Woodwinds and Brass at Oglethorpe University.


Joining the Oglethorpe University Winds and Band is free for qualified community members. Please contact Paul Scanling via email for details on the membership process.