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Concert Bands

University Band/Campus Band

The University Band and Campus Band offer an opportunity to enjoy creating music with limited performance demands. The bands perform two concerts per semester. A formal audition is not required. If you are interested in joining University Band, sign up for MUS 3400 section 001. For Campus Band, sign up for MUS 3400, section 002, 003, or 004.

Symphonic Band

The Symphonic Band is an ensemble of 70 to 80 select wind and percussion players. Although many members are music majors, the ensemble includes a number of undergraduate and graduate students from other disciplines. Symphonic Band performs four or five concerts each year. Admission is by audition only.

Wind Ensemble

The Wind Ensemble is a select ensemble composed of 60 of the University’s finest graduate and undergraduate wind and percussion musicians. The ensemble performs five to six concerts on and off campus each academic year. Admission is by audition only.

Ensemble-in-Residence: Bergen Woodwind Quartet

The Bergen Woodwind Quintet is an ensemble-in-residence at the University of Minnesota School of Music. The Quintet spends one-week in residence, offering master classes, recitals, and one-on-one coaching to students.