Pacific Symphonic Wind Ensemble


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David Branter

Music Director


David Branter, Music Director of PSWE, is a virtuoso saxophonist, a talented composer, and the principal conductor of PSWE.


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The Ensemble

A bit of PSWE History

Formed in 1981 by Maurice Backun, and currently conducted by Music Director David Branter, PSWE is based in the Metro Vancouver region of British Columbia. The Pacific Symphonic Wind Ensemble boasts many of the area’s finest wind and percussion musicians. The group consists of professional musicians, dedicated music educators, and outstanding amateur players.  From its inception, PSWE has worked with composers, conductors and soloists to perform new and unusual works in addition to classics of the wind ensemble repertoire. PSWE has become internationally known for its musical excellence.