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UMN Bands 125th anniversary logo

We're celebrating 125 years of all things bands at the University of Minnesota. Join us in this 125 year journey in music-making. Connect with us on social media to share your memories and we look forward to seeing you at bands events this season. Ski-U-Mah!

Join us for the 125th Band Gala Performance on May 5 at 7:30 pm – Ted Mann Concert Hall
The Gala will celebrate 125 years of University of Minnesota Bands in a collage style performance. The performance features six concert bands, Jazz Ensemble I, Jazz Combo, the Alumni Band, and a special appearance by the “Pride of Minnesota” Marching Band. Ensembles will perform iconic Minnesota music and the University will confer an honorary doctorate on esteemed alumnus John Paulson.
 
Purchase 125th Bands Anniversary Gear to Support the U of M Bands Program
Tau Beta Sigma, National Honoray Band Sorority's Alpha Iota Chapter of the University of Minnesota, is selling 125th Bands Anniversary gear. All proceeds will go directly to the U of M Bands Program. Purchase your gear here
 
Our Gift to Minnesota Schools
  • Throughout the 2017-18 school year, composer Dean Sorenson's Minnesota Fanfare will be available for free for all Minnesota schools. 
  • This exciting three-minute work is suitable for most high school and college concert bands.
  • The opening fanfare can be performed as a stand-alone piece by marching or concert bands.
  • Visit www.deansorensonmusic.com for more information
  • Minnesota school coupon code: UMN125!
Connect with us!

If you are interested in receiving more information about U of M Band performances and events, email ubands@umn.edu and we will add your name to our bands focused email list-serv.

Discover Our Bands

Donate
If you are interested in financially supporting the U of M Band program, please contact CLA Development Officer Jake Muszynski at 612-626-5141 or jrm@umn.edu.

Prospective Students
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)
Music Educators
  • U of M Band Events 2017-2018 poster will be created for classroom decoration. Available in August.
  • If you are interested in visiting campus to observe rehearsal or schedule a tour, contact ubands@umn.edu
Looking Ahead

Additional Questions?
Contact ubands@umn.edu or call 612-624-6873

  • U of M Marching Band Besty McCann
  • U of M Marching Band
  • Indoor Marching Band Concert
  • Symphonic Band
  • Marching Band Horns
  • Symphonic Band
  • Wind Ensemble - Craig Kirchhoff
  • Wind Ensemble - Kendra Wheeler
  • U of M Marching Band Besty McCann
  • U of M Marching Band
  • Indoor Marching Band Concert
  • Symphonic Band
  • Marching Band Horns
  • Symphonic Band
  • Wind Ensemble - Craig Kirchhoff
  • Wind Ensemble - Kendra Wheeler