University Concert Band
William Sugg and Jason Gardner, conductors
M 7:00-8:50 PM
141 Harding Band Building
The University Band is one of two non-major concert bands at the University of Illinois. It is on equal positioning with the Campus Band. A traditional concert band with set instrumentation, the University Band performs large ensemble works and is specifically focused on providing members with a variety of quality repertoire, unique/untraditional repertoire, and non-traditional collaborations.
Concerts for the University Band are held on campus at a variety of venues and usually in tandem with the University Band. The ensemble is specifically geared to serve non-music majors who want to enjoy playing and improve their skills, and music education students on secondary instruments who wish to become familiar with more repertoire and other instruments than their primary.
The University Band is open to both music majors and non-majors by audition, but does not fulfill the large ensemble requirement for music majors. It is a recommended second "large ensemble" experience for music education majors playing secondary instruments, and is a wonderful musical outlet for non-music majors to enjoy actively making-music.