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University Band

Concert Bands

University Band

The University Band, under the direction of Tonya Mitchell, is a diverse ensemble consisting of musicians from across campus, regardless of their degree program.

In the Fall, the group rehearses on Monday nights from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. and performs one concert in the Koger Center for the Arts.

In the Spring, there are two sections of the band, each rehearsing from 4:30 – 6:00 p.m. at the School of Music. Both sections perform two concerts during the Spring semester.

How to Join

There are no auditions required for enrollment in any of the University Bands.

Fall - Students should enroll in MUSC 122.
Spring - Students seeking an additional challenge should enroll in the Tuesday/Thursday section of the University Band as this section plays slightly more challenging repertoire in the Spring. Both sections rehearse from 4:30–6:00 p.m. in room 016 in the School of Music and present two concerts.
Tuesday/Thursday Band: MUSC 122, Section 001
Monday/Wednesday Band: MUSC 122, Section 002

Upcoming Performances

Tuesday, November 27, 2018 – 7:30 p.m.
USC University Band and Symphonic Winds: Conversations
Koger Center for the Arts

Join the University Band in their first concert of the semester featuring a WORLD PREMIERE by composer Josh Hinkel. Forever to Thee was commissioned by the USC’s Zeta Chi chapter of Kappa Kappa Psi, the National Honorary Band Fraternity. The work is written to honor the life and legacy of Pat Wylie, former USC band director, South Carolina educator, and voice of the Carolina Band.

Program:
Conversations - Chandler Wilson
Albanian Dance - Shelley Hanson
Forever to Thee - Josh Hinkel *world premiere
El Capitan - John Philip Sousa featuring guest conductor Jack Eaddy
…My Consciousness - Daniel Montoya
Prelude, Siciliano, and Rondo - Malcolm Arnold

The University Band Chamber Players also present a lobby performance featuring three chamber groups at 7:00 p.m. prior to the concert.