University Symphonic Band

Conducted by: Dr. Scott Boerma
Registration call number: MUS 1100

The University Symphonic Band at Western Michigan University is made up of outstanding undergraduate and graduate musicians who embrace the challenge of performing the finest in wind band literature and transcriptions in a variety of concert settings. The ensemble presents four performances each year in WMU's 3,500-seat Miller Auditorium and includes concert appearances throughout Michigan and the Midwest as a part of its annual spring tour.

The University Symphonic Band has gained national and international prominence through performances at national conventions of the College Band Directors National Association, MENC and the Midwest Band and Orchestra Conference as well as through concert tours of Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Brazil and China.

In addition, the symphonic band enjoys working with outstanding guest conductors and composers as they come to campus each year to share their musical expertise and insight with the ensemble in both rehearsals and performances.

Rehearsal times

  • Monday and Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 12:40 p.m.
  • Friday, 11 to 11:50 a.m.