The Philharmonic Wind Ensemble serves to foster the symphonic literature for wind ensembles, with the focus lying on contemporary wind band literature. Master’s Degree students of Wind Ensemble Conducting have the possibility of gaining conducting experience with the ensemble. Aside from individual rehearsal phases, the band performs an annual concert. The Philharmonic Wind Ensemble is conducted by Ernst Oestreicher. A close working relationship with the North Bavarian Music Association e.V. and the Wind Music Association Vorspessart, establishes a welcome connection to amateur music-making in Franconia.