Bands

The VSU Concert Bands offer musicians the opportunity to perform the finest in wind, brass and percussion literature in ensembles ranging in size from full symphonic band to smaller chamber groups. There is a group to fit your time schedule and playing ability.

Wind Ensemble

Membership by audition only
Monday, Wednesday --11:00 to 12:20am
Fall and Spring Semesters

The Wind Ensemble is VSU's premiere concert band. It meets both Fall and Spring semesters and is open to all students as determined by competitive auditions each semester. The Wind Ensemble stresses a "one player per part" concept, performing literature of the highest level, including both new contemporary works for the wind ensemble as well as the standards of the wind band repertory.

Auditions are held several days before classes begin each semester. Audition materials include major scales, sight-reading, and 2 prepared selections of the players choice: one technical etude/excerpt and one lyrical selection.

Concert Band

Open to all students, seating audition required
Monday, Wednesday --4:00 to 5:20am
Spring Semester Only

The Concert Band, meeting Spring Semester only, is open to all students interested in wind band performance, regardless of academic major. Literature from grades four and five comprise a majority of the band's repertoire.

A brief audition is held at the beginning of the semester to determine seating order and part assignment. The audition is comprised of scales, sight-reading, and a prepared selection of the player's choice.

For more information, contact VSU's Director of Bands, Joe Brashier.