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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, 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.

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UCA Band Audition & Scholarship Information: 

Please fill out and submit the: Music Department Application.   For information about scholarships and joining the band, click here.  For more information about the UCA Band, contact Dr. Ricky Brooks.    

Band Day 2019 is Saturday, October 12!

Directors, come join us for our annual Band Day performance at UCA. Participating bands will have the opportunity to experience a collegiate performance with UCA Bear Marching Band at a NCAA football game. Please follow the link below to register for this event. Space is limited so register soon!

2019 Band Day Registration



UCA Wind Ensemble to Perform at the Southwest Division CBDNA Convention 

The UCA Wind Ensemble was selected to perform at the College Band Directors National Association SouthWest Division Convention, February 21, 2020.  The Wind Ensemble will perform a  45′ concert for college music educators from Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Texas, and New Mexico.


All 2019 Bear Marching Band Members!

Please follow this link for important information for the 2019 season.


2019 Fall Wind Ensemble/Symphonic Band Placement Auditions

All music majors MUST audition for a concert ensemble for the Fall semester. Non majors are welcome to audition. The Fall Concert Ensembles are Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band. The audition will consist of scales, prepared excerpts and sight-reading.

Monday, August 19 – Woodwinds 1pm: Double Reeds, Clarinets/Low Clarinets 3:30pm: Flutes, All Saxophones

Tuesday, August 20 – Brasses 1pm: Trumpets, Tubas/Euphoniums 3:30pm: Horns, Tenor & Bass Trombones

Wednesday, August 21 – 1pm: Percussion

Click here to get access to the 2019 Fall Wind Ensemble/Symphonic Band Audition music.


Fall 2019 Performance Calendar


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