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Bands

All students who receive School of Music, Theatre & Dance merit-based scholarships are required to participate each semester in one of the ensembles marked with an asterisk (*) or for some jazz degrees (**); doctoral students are exempt.

 

* Symphony Band/Chamber Winds

2 credits.
  • Open to all, but not recommended for non-music majors because of the extensive rehearsals and performances.
  • Audition required - most selective band. Single screened audition for both this and Concert Band.
  • Rehearses MWF 2:30 - 4:30 p.m., Rehearsal Hall
  • Contact: Paul Feeny, Ensemble Manager and Librarian
  • Winter 2015 Audition Information

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* Concert Band

 

2 credits.
  • Open to all, but not recommended for non-music majors because of the extensive rehearsals and performances.
  • Audition required - highly selective. Single screened audition for both this and Symphony Band.
  • Rehearses MWF 12:30 - 2:30 p.m., Rehearsal Hall
  • Contact: Paul Feeny, Ensemble Manager and Librarian
  • Winter 2015 Audition Information

 

 

University and Campus Bands

1 credit.
  • Primarily for non-music majors who desire a concert band experience; open to the entire UM community
  • Enroll in  ENS 346.001 (this is the umbrella course number for all Campus Bands)
  • University Band is the most advanced non-music-major band and placement is by audition
  • Campus Band placement is by audition for chair placement but NOT REQUIRED
  • Piano, harp and String Bass players are encouraged to participate
  • Fall Rehearsal Schedule:
    • Campus Band, Wednesday, 7:30-9:30 PM
    • University Band, Thursday, 7:00-9:00 PM
  • Winter Rehearsal Schedule:
    • "Blue" Campus Band, Wednesday, 6:00-8:00 PM
    • "Maize" Campus Band, Wednesday, 8:00-10:00 PM
    • University Band, Thursday, 8:00-10:00 PM
  • All rehearsals take place in Revelli Hall (Hoover Street)
  • Auditions arranged during the Informational Meeting on the first Wednesday of classes. Fall Information Meeting is TBD in Revelli Hall.
  • Audition materials (for UBand and principal positions and chair placement for the Campus Bands) will be posted on the cTools site for ENS 346.001 a month before the term begins.
  • Contact: Trish Dawson

 

 

Marching Band

2 credits.

 

 

Athletic (Pep) Bands

1 credit.
  • Open to all University of Michigan students
  • Call 734/764-0582 after 1 PM for audition information. Auditions are held in August and September

 

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