2014 Band Audition and Organization Information is Now Available.
NOTE: All band course enrollments (Concert Band, Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Jazz Arts I and Jazz Arts II) for zero-credit or one-credit hour require the permission of the Music Advisor.
Mrs. Janet Ives, Music Advisor
Welcome to the WSU Bands website!
This site is for current students, prospective students, and the greater Metropolitan Wichita Community interested in information concerning one or more of the WSU Bands: Concert Band, Jazz Arts II Ensemble, Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Jazz Arts I Ensemble, Men’s Basketball Band and Women’s Basketball Band.
Information on this website includes:
(1) Ensemble auditions
(2) Ensemble rehearsal times
(3) Daily rehearsal schedule
(4) Course/credit hour enrollment, including Free band classes
(5) Scholarship opportunities, including auditions and application for prospective music majors (music major scholarships) and non-music majors (ensemble service awards)
(6) Calendar of concerts, performances, events, and activities
(7) Links to the WSU chapters of Kappa Kappa Psi and Tau Beta Sigma, National Honorary Band Fraternity and Sorority
Students from all colleges, schools, departments and disciplines throughout the university are eligible for participation in any WSU band through a friendly and non-threatening audition! The audition process is generally for band placement. Our goal is to exclude no one!
A special note to non-music majors, if you have a schedule conflict with a band, please contact us. We may be able to work with you and we will make every effort to accommodate your schedule, when possible. We want you to continue to play your instrument and to be a member of our WSU Bands family!
To prospective WSU Band members, by becoming a WSU Band member you will find an immediate circle of friends who are warm, friendly, sincere and willing to help you get acquainted and acclimated to WSU. The members of the WSU Bands are among the finest people you will find on campus or anywhere!
Prospective students, please complete the Prospective WSU Band Member Form. Prospective band members are invited and encouraged to visit a WSU Band rehearsal; bring your instrument to the rehearsal and play along. Invite your friends to visit along with you. Contact Dr. Markovich, Director of Bands, to schedule a rehearsal visit.
Prospective students scheduling a Campus Visit through the Office of Admissions are encouraged to ask to meet with Dr. Markovich, Director of Bands, to learn more about band opportunities.
In closing, we of the WSU Bands family hope you enjoy browsing our website, and we hope you will become a member or supporter of one of the finest university band programs in the country.
Victor A. Markovich, Ph.D.
Director of Bands
Director of Winds and Percussion Studies