Jazz is the "classical music" of America, and the University Band is proud to offer two levels of jazz study. Both levels engage students in the history and performance of swing, Latin, rock, funk, fusion, and many other styles of jazz music.
The Jazz Ensemble is our introductory group, open to any University student with an interest in learning the fundamentals of jazz improvisation, interpretation, and performance. No audition is required for this group, although membership in a concert ensemble or percussion class is expected.
The Big Band is the most advanced performing ensemble in the University Band, performing multiple times each year at concerts, festivals, theme parks, and special events.