Wind Ensemble is a concert band comprised of the most advanced musicians and joined by audition only. Depending on the performance, this ensemble may also be called wind symphony, wind orchestra, wind band, symphonic winds, or symphonic wind ensemble.  Wind Ensemble consists of members of the woodwind, brass, and percussion families of instruments.

A concert band's repertoire includes original wind compositions, transcriptions/arrangements of orchestral compositions, light music, and popular tunes. Though the instrumentation is similar, a concert band is distinguished from the marching band in that its primary function is as a concert ensemble. The standard repertoire for the concert band does, however, contain concert marches.