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.
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.
Symphonic Wind Ensemble
The Symphonic Wind Ensemble is a select ensemble comprising 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 Quintet
The Bergen Woodwind Quintet is an ensemble-in-residence at the University of Minnesota School of Music. Each fall, the Quintet spends one-week in residence, offering master classes, recitals and one-on-one coaching to students.