The Roanoke College Wind Ensemble is open to all students who participated in their former school's concert band. Repertoire performed throughout the year is chosen from the master works of the wind band literature. Arrangements of important compositions for other media are performed-and some are especially written for this ensemble. Academic credit is available.
“I have my students look at tangible objects instead of creating something abstract,” Shortridge said. “I make my students work hard because they become better painters or drawers that way. The knowledge is theirs to use.”