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.
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.
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
|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 7:30 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|
|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|