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The VCSU Wind Ensemble is the university's premiere large instrumental ensemble. The group is comprised of music majors, music minors, and students from a variety of other academic areas. The ensemble performs original and transcribed works for wind ensemble from all major time periods and genres, including Baroque, Classical, Romantic, Modern Classical, Broadway, Jazz, and Film. The ensemble performs 3-4 on-campus concerts each year, as well as annual tours. Membership is open to any interested students, staff, and faculty who play a band instrument. Director approval is required to participate. For more information, contact Mr. Jerrold Heide at (701)845-7375 or

Office Information

Department Chair
Christopher Redfearn, D.A., Associate Professor
Phone: 1.800.532.8641, Press 1 then enter Ext. 37377

Administrative Assistant:
Paula Larson
Phone: 1.800.532.8641, Press 1 then enter Ext. 37272
Mailing Address:
Department of Music
101 College Street SW
Valley City, ND 58072