The BYU Wind Symphony is a highly competitive, 45-member group at the university. Every other year the band has a foreign tour and they have gone to China, the British Isles, Australia and New Zealand, and Europe. The group has received national recognition in performances for the Music Educators National Conference and the College Band Directors National Association. The Wind Symphony is an auditioned group and auditions take place at the beginning of each Fall semester. The band is currently under the direction of Dr. Donald Peterson.