• 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 15, 3 p.m.
Miller Auditorium, Free
Scott Boerma, Conductor
John Leonard, Graduate Assistant Conductor
featuring PRISM Quartet

University Concert Band
Monday, October 16, 7:30 p.m.
Miller Auditorium, Free
David Montgomery, Conductor
Vincent Rubino, Graduate Assistant Conductor

Western Winds
Wednesday, November 1, 7:30 p.m.
Dalton Center Recital Hall, Charge
Scott Boerma, Conductor

Bronco Marching Band: Season in Review
Sunday, November 5, 3 p.m.
Miller Auditorium, Charge
David Montgomery, Director

University Symphonic Band and Concert Band
Sunday, November 19, 3 p.m.
Miller Auditorium, Free
Scott Boerma and David Montgomery, Conductors
Yu-Lien The, Piano
John Leonard and Vincent Rubino, Graduate Assistant Conductors

Western Winds
Tuesday, February 6, 7:30 p.m.
Dalton Center Recital Hall, Free
Scott Boerma, Conductor

University Symphonic Band: WMUsic Showcase Spectacular
Friday, February 16, 8 p.m.
Miller Auditorium, Charge
Scott Boerma, Conductor

University Symphonic Band
Sunday, February 18, 3 p.m.
Miller Auditorium, Free
Scott Boerma, Conductor
David Montgomery, Guest Conductor

University Concert Band
Monday, February 19, 7:30 p.m.
Miller Auditorium, Free
David Montgomery, Conductor
Vincent Rubino, Graduate Assistant Conductor

University Concert Band: CBDNA N. Central Div. Conference
Friday, February 23, 10:15 a.m.
Miller Auditorium, Free
David Montgomery, Conductor

University Symphonic Band: CBDNA N. Central Div. Conference
Friday, February 23, 8:30 p.m.
Miller Auditorium, Free
Scott Boerma, Conductor
David Montgomery, Guest Conductor

University Concert Band with Portage Central H.S. Symphonic Band
Thursday, April 12, 7:00 p.m.
Miller Auditorium, Free
David Montgomery, Patrick Flynn, Renee Flynn, Conductors
Vincent Rubino, Graduate Assistant Conductor

University Symphonic Band: Spring Conference on Wind & Percussion Music
Thursday, April 19, 7:30 p.m.
Miller Auditorium, Free
Scott Boerma, Conductor
Michael Markowski, Guest Composer
John Leonard, Graduate Assistant Conductor