• 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
Sunday, October 16, 3 p.m.
Miller Auditorium, Free
Scott Boerma, Conductor
Laura Zilhaver, Graduate Assistant Conductor

University Concert Band
Tuesday, October 25, 7:30 p.m.
Miller Auditorium, Free
David Montgomery, Conductor
John Leonard, Graduate Assistant Conductor

Western Winds
Wednesday, November 2, 7:30 p.m.
Dalton Center Recital Hall, Charge
Scott Boerma, Conductor

Bronco Marching Band: Season in Review
Sunday, November 6, 3 p.m.
Miller Auditorium, Charge
David Montgomery, Director

University Symphonic Band and Concert Band
Sunday, November 20, 3 p.m.
Miller Auditorium, Free
Scott Boerma and David Montgomery, Conductors
Laura Zilhaver and John Leonard, Graduate Assistant Conductors

University Symphonic Band and Bronco Marching Band: WMUsic Showcase Spectacular
Friday, January 27, 8 p.m.
Miller Auditorium, Charge
Scott Boerma and David Montgomery, Conductors

Western Winds
Tuesday, February 7, 7:30 p.m.
Dalton Center Recital Hall, Free
Scott Boerma, Conductor

University Symphonic Band
Sunday, February 19, 3 p.m.
Miller Auditorium, Free
Scott Boerma, Conductor
Laura Zilhaver, Graduate Assistant Conductor
Nora Lewis, Faculty Oboe Soloist

University Concert Band
Monday, February 20, 7:30 p.m.
Miller Auditorium, Free
David Montgomery, Conductor
John Leonard, Graduate Assistant Conductor

University Symphonic Band, Concert Band, and Western Winds: SCI Composers Conference
Friday, March 31, 8:00 p.m.
Dalton Center Recital Hall, Free
Scott Boerma and David Montgomery, Conductors

University Concert Band
Sunday, April 9, 3 p.m.
Miller Auditorium, Free
David Montgomery, Conductor
John Leonard, Graduate Assistant Conductor

University Symphonic Band: Spring Conference on Wind & Percussion Music
Thursday, April 13, 7:30 p.m.
Miller Auditorium, Free
Scott Boerma and Steven Bryant, Conductors
Steven Bryant, Guest Composer/Conductor
Joseph Alessi, Guest Trombone Soloist