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Concert Bands

University Band/Campus Band

University Band Director: Professor Betsy McCann

Campus Band Directors: Cory Near, Cassie Bechard, and Nick Smith

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

Director: Professor Jerry Luckhardt

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

Director: Dr. Emily Threinen

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.

Concert Band Concerts, Fall 2017

October
Wednesday, October 18 at 7:30 pm Symphonic Band Concert
Friday, October 20 at 7:30 pm  Wind Ensemble Concert
Thursday, October 26 at 7:30 pm North Star and Gold Campus Bands Concert 
Monday, October 30 at 6:30 pm University and Maroon Campus Bands Concert
November
Saturday, November 4 at 7:30 pm Collage Concert
Thursday, November 30 at 7:30 pm University and Gold Campus Bands Concert 
December
Monday, December 4 at 7:30 pm North Star and Maroon Campus Bands Concert
Wednesday, December 6 at 7:30 pm Symphonic Band Concert
Tuesday, December 12 at 7:30 pm Wind Ensemble and University Symphony Orchestra Concert

Concert Band Concerts, Spring 2018

January
Friday-Sunday, January 19-21 24th Annual High School Honor Band Weekend
Sunday, January 21 at 1:30 pm  Honor Band Concert
February
Monday, February 26 at 7:30 pm Maroon & Gold Campus Bands Concert
March
Thursday, March 1 at 7:30 pm University and North Star Campus Bands Concert
Monday, March 5 at 7:30 pm Wind Ensemble Concert
Tuesday, March 6 at 7:30 pm Symphonic Band Concert
April
Thursday, April 12 at 7:30 pm Symphonic Band Concert
Monday, April 30 at 7:30 pm North Star, Gold, and Maroon Campus Bands Concert
May
Wednesday, May 2 at 7:30 pm Wind Ensemble Concert 
Thursday, May 3 at 7:30 pm University Band Concert