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.
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Department Audition Dates
Friday, December 11….Friday, January 22….Friday, February 12. Contact Director of Bands, Dr. Ricky Brooks, to schedule an audition for the UCA band and a band scholarship. Fore information about joining the band, click here.
The Bear Marching Band
trip to the OSU/UCA football game in Stillwater, OK, was so much fun! Hats off to the OSU band hospitality…we appreciate you! October 3rd was BAND DAY: 15 participating bands, over 900 students! Halftime was awesome! Our 2nd show is a Halloween Show: Bach’s “Toccata and Fugue in D minor,” Edgar Winter’s “Frankenstein,” and “Infernal Dance” from Stravinsky’s The Firebird.
The next UCA Wind Ensemble Concert
along with the UCA Symphonic Band. will be Tuesday, December 1st, 7:30pm, Reynolds Performance Hall. The concert is free and open to the public. Included on the concert will be “Lincolnshire Posy”/Grainger and “Four Dances from West Side Story”/Bernstein, arr. Polster. Student Spotlight Concerto winner, Daniel Severs, trombone, will perform two movements from “Colors”/Appermont with the Wind Ensemble.
The 2015 UCA High School Honors Wind Ensemble Clinic
will be held Thursday and Friday, December 3 & 4, 2015. Composer STEVEN BRYANT will be the conductor.
The UCA Wind Ensemble
can be heard on the new Charles Booker, Roger Cichy CD “Glorious Journey,” just released Spring 2015 by Mark Records. The UCA Wind Ensemble recorded the title cut for the CD, “Glorious Journey,” by Charles Booker. The 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!