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The Concert Band is a traditional wind band that features brass, percussion, and woodwind musicians in a large group setting. The ensemble performs a wide variety of wind band literature across several difficulty levels. From the traditional sounds of Sousa to the modern musical forms of Norman Dello Joio, Ron Nelson, Claude T. Smith, and Randall Standridge, the Concert Band presents intriguing programs that serve to engage its members and audience alike.
The ensemble draws upon both music majors and non-music majors for its membership. Approximately fifty percent of the Concert Band performers are non-music majors. Many of the finest student musicians on campus participate in this ensemble. Music education majors often select to participate in Concert Band on a secondary instrument in order to gain valuable experience prior to the student teaching semesters. Interested students are invited to participate in this enjoyable musical experience. No audition is required.
The Concert Band rehearses on the River Campus. The beautiful Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall in the Cultural Arts Center is the site of Concert Band performances. Rehearsals and performances are held only during the Spring semester. Rehearsals are held weekly on Monday and Wednesday from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm. Typically, there are two performances and both are normally shared with the Southeast Wind Symphony. Enrollment in Concert Band (MU391) is required for participation.
The conductor of the Southeast Concert Band is Dr. Martin Reynolds. For more information about this ensemble, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 573-651-2334.