The Wind Symphony is the top performing ensemble in the AEB band program. Students in this group demonstrate a superior level of musical maturity, technical proficiency and commitment to practice. These student musicians must seriously pursue progress on their instrument as well as working conscientiously toward ensemble goals. Auditioning for Region Band and playing a solo at the UIL solo and ensemble contest is required. In addition to being a member of Wind Symphony, all AEB band students are required to march in the fall semester as a member of the Akins Eagle Band.