2015 Guard Audition Results


Drumline make up audition, Saturday, April 25, 10:00am, UCA Band Room

Symphonic Band and University Band, April 21, 7:30pm, Reynolds Performance Hall. Concert is free.

Wind Ensemble,  April 23, 7:30pm, Reynolds Performance Hall. Concert is free.

Conway Community Band kick-off meeting/rehearsal, 7pm, April 27, Conway Junior High Band Room


Welcome to the website for the UCA Bands. UCA Bands

Whether you are a first time visitor or already a friend of the band, you will find a lot of information about the UCA Bands here on our site.  Our strength is the diversity of the programs and ensembles we offer our students.  Students get world-class opportunities with a personal connection.  We offer a comprehensive program of three concert bands, three jazz ensembles, our Bear Marching Band, the Purple Rage Pep Band, Bearly Contained Indoor Drumline/Colorguard, and a wide variety of chamber ensembles. Our wind and percussion faculty are internationally recognized for their artistry and teaching.  Unique to our band program is the close interaction of the applied faculty with our entire program.  YOU BELONG to the UCA band family.


 The UCA 2014 Honors Wind Ensemble Clinic

COMING UP!  April 21st

Symphonic Band and University Band concerts, 7:30pm, Reynolds Performance Hall.  Symphonic Band is conducted by Mr. Brantley Douglas, Associate Director of Bands.  University Band, or “U-Band,” is conducted by graduate students Mary P. Light, and Rebecca Kimmons.  Undergraduate music education students also conducting are Lauren Lacy and Gunnar Bartlett.  Concert is free.

COMING UP!  April 23rd

Wind Ensemble Concert, 7:30pm, Reynolds Performance Hall.  Program: Luminescence/Beidenbender, Au Clair de la Lune/Jeanjean (clarinet soloist: Travis Shaver), Old Wine in New Bottles/Jacob, Symphony in Bb/Hindemith, Freelance March/Sousa.  Concert is free.

COMING UP!  April 27th

The Conway Community Band kicks off its 2015 Season on April 27th.  The first rehearsal on April 27th will be at 7:00pm at the Conway Junior High School band room.  If you would like to play in the Conway Community Band, please contact Dr. Ricky Brooks or Robin Ratliff, Conway High School Director of Bands.

COMING UP!  June 7 – 19 

UCA/Dixie Summer Band Camps.  Senior High Week, June 7 – 13, Junior High Week, June 14 – 19.  For more information, visit http://www.dixiebandcamp.net/ , or contact Dr. Ricky Brooks

The UCA Wind Ensemble

can be heard on the new Charles Booker, Roger Cichy CD “Glorious Journey,” just released this spring by Mark Records.  The UCA Wind Ensemble recorded the title cut for the CD, “Glorious Journey,” by Charles Booker.

The UCA Wind Ensemble

world premiere recording of “Crossover,” commissioned for the Centennial Anniversary of the band, can be heard on composer David Gillingham’s webpage http://gillinghammusic.com/compositions.

Watch our UCA Music Department video HERE!