The University of Prince Edward Island Wind Symphony is comprised of the finest music students at UPEI and dedicated community musicians. Its mandate is to provide opportunities for its participants to apply their performance skills and develop musically through the study and performance of wind band literature. In addition, it is a forum through which professional attributes of ensemble performance are developed. It is within its mission to give its audiences meaningful and personal experiences with quality wind music, in the widest possible range of musical style and expression. The Wind Symphony has one two-hour rehearsal each week.
Each year the Wind Symphony performs two recitals on campus and tours selected areas of the region to provide its membership with additional performance experiences. Under the direction of Dr. Karem J. Simon, the ensemble has been acclaimed for its progressive approach to performance and programming. The Wind Symphony has produced an annual compact disc during each of the past eighteen years featuring selected repertoire from each year’s performances. In February of 2011, the Wind Symphony’s recording of Howard Cable’s arrangement of O Canada was donated to all PEI schools.