Welcome to the UCA Bands Website

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, 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.

Special Announcement:  The UCA Wind Ensemble to perform in Carnegie Hall, New York City. Click here.

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Guest Composers and Artists for 2017-18

The UCA Band and UCA Music Department are thrilled to host internationally known composers ROBERT W. SMITH and FRANK TICHELI the 2017-18 school year, in addition to JOE ALESSI, prinicpal trombonist for the New York Philharmonic Orchestra.  Band Directors and students are invited to attend and meet each guest, and details of each visit will follow soon.

 Band Day scheduled for September 30

Registration Fee is $100.00 and includes:

• Band Day T-Shirt for all Student Participants
• Rehearsal with the UCA Bear Marching Band
• A special performance by the UCA Bear Marching Band for all participants
• Admission to UCA Football Game
• Performance at the UCA Football Game Halftime
Space is limited. Click here for detailed information and to register.


2017 UCA Honors Wind Ensemble Clinic for High School Students

The 2017 UCA Honors Wind Ensemble Clinic will be held Thursday and Friday, November 30th and December 1st, 2017, in the Reynolds Performance Hall and Brewer-Hegeman Conference Center on the UCA campus.  Guest conductor this year is internationally known composer Robert W. Smith.  (for details, click here)    Honor Band Application

UCA Band Scholarship Auditions

High School Band Seniors are invited to audition for the UCA Band.  The 2017-18 scholarship audition days are  December 8, January 26, February 9, and March 9.  For more information about scholarships and joining the band, click here.  For more information about the UCA Band, contact Dr. Ricky Brooks