• the university symphonic band on stage at miller auditorium under orange light.
  • the bronco marching band in single file lines on stage at miller auditorium with gold and orange lights in the background
  • close up photo of a row of trombones
  • Photo of a chamber wind ensemble performing on Miller Auditorium's stage with red back lighting

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 Wind Symphony

Sunday, Oct. 14, 3 p.m.
Miller Auditorium, Free
Scott Boerma, Conductor
Robert Spradling, Guest Conductor
Vincent Rubino, Graduate Assistant Conductor

University Symphonic Band

Monday, Oct. 15, 7:30 p.m.
Miller Auditorium, Free
John Leonard, Conductor
Robert Abend, Graduate Assistant Conductor

Bronco Marching Band: Season in Review

Sunday, Nov. 4, 3 p.m.
Miller Auditorium, Charge
John Leonard, Director

Western Winds

Wednesday, Nov. 7, 7:30 p.m.
Dalton Center Recital Hall, Charge
Scott Boerma, Conductor

University Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band

Sunday, Nov. 18, 3 p.m.
Miller Auditorium, Free
Scott Boerma and John Leonard, Conductors
Vincent Rubino and Robert Abend, Graduate Assistant Conductors

University Concert Band

Friday, Dec. 7, 8 p.m.
Dalton Center Recital Hall, Free
Mary Land, Conductor

University Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band

Sunday, Dec. 9, 3 p.m.
Holiday Concert
Miller Auditorium, Free
Scott Boerma and John Leonard, Conductors
Vincent Rubino and Robert Abend, Graduate Assistant Conductors

Western Winds

Tuesday, Feb. 5, 7:30 p.m.
Dalton Center Recital Hall, Free
Scott Boerma, Conductor

University Wind Symphony: WMUsic Showcase Spectacular

Saturday, Jan. 19, 8 p.m.
Miller Auditorium, Charge
Scott Boerma, Conductor

University Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band

Tuesday, Feb. 19, 7:30 p.m.
Chenery Auditorium, Free
Scott Boerma and John Leonard, Conductors
Vincent Rubino and Robert Abend, Graduate Assistant Conductors

University Wind Symphony: Spring Conference on Wind & Percussion Music

Thursday, April 4, 7:30 p.m.
Miller Auditorium, Free
Scott Boerma, Conductor
Carter Pann, Guest Composer/Conductor
Featuring Bradley Wong, Clarinet, and Henning Schröder, Saxophone

University Symphonic Band and Concert Band

Sunday, April 7, 3 p.m.
Miller Auditorium, Free
John Leonard and Mary Land, Conductors
Vincent Rubino and Robert Abend, Graduate Assistant Conductors