The WSU Symphonic Band is one of two concert bands at WSU. This ensemble includes both numerous music majors and non-music majors. The membership of the Symphonic Band includes graduate students and undergraduate students from every college, school and department from across the campus. Numerous non-music majors participate in the Symphonic Band, thereby contributing to the musical success of the band.
While the Symphonic Band requires a placement audition for seating, the goal of the Symphonic Band is inclusive – that is to accommodate all non-music major students that desire to continue their instrumental music experience in a university setting. To this end, the Symphonic Band, with the permission of the Director of Bands, will accommodate non-music major students with scheduling issues on a limited basis.
The Symphonic Band performs both standard and contemporary repertoire. Previously called the WSU Concert Band, the ensemble achieved regional and state recognition with performances at the College Band Directors National Association Southwestern Division Conference (1996), and the Kansas Music Educators Association Professional Conferences (1999, 2001, 2003, 2005).
The Symphonic Band meets at the following times:
Mondays – 3:30 pm – 4:50 pm
Wednesdays – 3:30 pm – 4:50 pm
Fridays – 3:30 pm – 4:20 pm