• Photo of the Symphonic Band performing on stage in 2013.
  • Musicians on stage
  • Photo of trombone players
  • Photo of musicians performing on stage.

Welcome to the university bands at Western Michigan University website. Here you will find information about each of our performing ensembles, how and when to audition, concert dates, pictures and sound clips as well as newsworthy items from our bands.

Upcoming events 

University Symphonic Band (with University Symphony Orchestra and University Chorale)
Thursday, Jan. 21, 8:00 p.m.
Michigan Music Conference
DeVos Hall, Grand Rapids, Charge
Scott Boerma, Conductor

Western Winds
Tuesday, Feb. 9, 7:30 p.m.
Dalton Center Recital Hall, free
Scott Boerma, Conductor
Program TBA

University Symphonic Band
Sunday, Feb. 21, 3:00 p.m.
Miller Auditorium, free
Scott Boerma, Conductor
David Montgomery, Guest Conductor
Lindsay Kesselman, Soprano Soloist

University Concert Band
Monday, Feb. 22, 7:30 p.m.
Miller Auditorium, free
David Montgomery, Conductor
Laura Hubbard, Graduate Assistant Conductor
Program TBA

University Symphonic Band
Saturday, Feb. 27, 8:30 p.m.
College Band Directors National Conference (CBDNA) N. Central Division Conference
Iowa State University, Ames, IA, free
Scott Boerma, Conductor
David Montgomery, Guest Conductor
Lindsay Kesselman, Soprano Soloist

University Concert Band
Sunday, Apr. 10, 3:00 p.m.
Miller Auditorium, free
David Montgomery, Conductor
Laura Hubbard, Graduate Assistant Conductor
Program TBA

University Symphonic Band and Frank Ticheli All-Star Band
Thursday, Apr. 14, 7:30 p.m.
Spring Conference on Wind and Percussion Music
Miller Auditorium, free
Frank Ticheli, Guest Composer/Conductor
Scott Boerma, Conductor
Chet Aliga, Graduate Student Conductor
Robert White, Trumpet Soloist