The College of Arts and Architecture
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Concert Bands

SYMPHONIC WIND ENSEMBLE
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Music 78/505 MW 1:25-3:20
The Symphonic Wind Ensemble is the premier wind/percussion ensemble in the School of Music. This highly select forty-member ensemble is comprised of the finest wind and percussion instrumentalists on campus. It performs a variety of repertoire ranging from chamber music to literature that utilizes the full ensemble. It concertizes extensively both on and off campus and is open to all students, regardless of major, by audition.
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SYMPHONIC BAND
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Music 80/506 TR 1:25-3:30
The Symphonic Band is a select band that utilizes the full resources of the large wind/percussion ensemble to perform outstanding works from the concert band repertory. Members of the eighty-piece ensemble are selected by audition during the first week of classes each semester. The Symphonic Band presents several concerts each semester in the 2,600-seat Eisenhower Auditorium. Like all Penn State bands, the Symphonic Band is open to all students, regardless of major.
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CONCERT BAND
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Music 82; variable by semester: FALL SEMESTER, no audition required- Section 1 (MW 7:00-8:15), or Section 2 (TR 4:35-5:30) SPRING SEMESTER, audition required- (MW 7:00-8:15) one section only
The Concert Band performs the finest in traditional and contemporary literature composed or transcribed for the concert band medium. It performs concerts in Eisenhower Auditorium. The Concert Band is open to all students, regardless of major. An audition IS required in the spring semester, but NOT in the fall. Spring semester auditions take place during the first week of classes. Please click http://blueband.psu.edu/concert/audition.php for more information.
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CAMPUS BAND (Spring Semester Only)
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Music 83; TR 6:30-7:45
Designed specifically for the non-major, the Campus Band meets during the spring semester only and is open to all students. No audition is required for participation in this band. The Campus Band presents a concert at the end of the semester. All University Park students are encouraged to continue their music-making in this musically rewarding environment.
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