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.
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.
University Band Director: Professor Betsy McCann
Campus Bands Directors: Cory Near, Cassandra Bechard, and J. Nick Smith
We are proud to offer three Campus Band opportunities: Maroon Band, Gold Band, and North Star Band. The Campus Bands are open to students of varied majors and disciplines within the University. These ensembles allow all levels of student musicians to enjoy making music with limited rehearsal demands. The Campus Bands rehearse one time per week (Monday, Wednesday, or Thursday evening) and perform two concerts per semester. A formal audition is not required.
If you are interested in joining a Campus Band, sign up for MUS 3400, section 002, 003, or 004.
Concert Band Concerts, Fall 2017
|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|
|Saturday, November 4 at 7:30 pm||Collage Concert|
|Thursday, November 30 at 7:30 pm||University and Gold Campus Bands Concert|
|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
|Friday-Sunday, January 19-21||24th Annual High School Honor Band Weekend|
|Sunday, January 21 at 1:30 pm||Honor Band Concert|
|Monday, February 26 at 7:30 pm||Maroon & Gold Campus Bands Concert|
|Thursday, March 1 at 7:00 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|
|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|
|Wednesday, May 2 at 7:30 pm||Wind Ensemble Concert|
|Thursday, May 3 at 7:30 pm||University Band Concert|
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Regardless of your intended major, there are several ways to become a part of the rich Band tradition at the University of Minnesota.
- Audition for a Concert Band (4 of 6 concert bands do not require an audition)
- Audition for the Marching Band
- Apply to the School of Music (music majors, minors and PSEO students)
- U of M Band Events 2018-2019 poster will be created for classroom decoration.
- If you are interested in visiting campus to observe rehearsal or schedule a tour, contact firstname.lastname@example.org