Band

The Department of Fine and Performing Arts at the University of Dubuque offers a major and minor in Fine & Performing Arts with emphases in music, theatre, or dance. For more information about majoring in the Fine and Performing Arts, visit our academic page

In addition to our academic programs, the department has a rich tradition of bands open to all students on campus. All UD students are invited and encouraged to explore the many opportunities available. Ensembles are open to all university students, regardless of major, and there are no auditions for any of the bands at UD. Academic credit is available for participation in performance ensembles.


2020-21 PERFORMANCES

Cabaret    
  Friday, September 25 6:00 p.m. North Quad
       
An Evening with Edgar Allan Poe
  Thursday, October 22 6:00 p.m. Grace Street
       
12 Days of Christmas
  Monday, November 30 -
Friday, December 11
  Virtual Performances
       
UD Virtual Jazz Fest
  Saturday, February 13 9:00 a.m. Virtual Experience
       
Winter Band & Choir Concert
  Wednesday, February 24 7:00 p.m. Butler Hall
       
Virtual High School Honor Band
  Saturday, March 27  9:00 a.m. Virtual Experience
       
Spring Band & Choir Concert
  Wednesday, April 14 7:00 p.m.  Butler Hall 

ENSEMBLES 

Membership is open to all students regardless of major, and university-owned instruments are available for use. Students may enroll in one or more band during the fall semester, spring semester, or both.

Concert Band
The University of Dubuque Concert Band studies excellent band literature and provides wind and percussion players of all majors with an artistic opportunity to perform in a concert ensemble. The group also serves as an outlet for vocal and instrumental FPA music majors to study a secondary instrument and provide a lab setting for conducting students and guest artists. Concert Band performs between two and four concerts annually.

Concert Band is available for one hour of credit for non-majors, as well as fulfills ensemble requirements for FPA music majors.

Concert Band meets in the fall and spring semesters on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. in Heritage Center's Straatmeyer Rehearsal Room.

Jazz Ensemble
The University of Dubuque Jazz Ensemble performs diverse literature that ranges from big band swing to modern jazz-fusion. No prior experience with jazz, soloing, or improvisation is required. All instrumentalists are encouraged to participate. In addition to sharing concerts with Concert Band, the Jazz Ensemble also performs at other special events, both on and off-campus.

Jazz Ensemble is available for one hour of credit and meets in the fall and spring semesters on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:30 - 9:00 p.m. in Heritage Center's Straatmeyer Rehearsal Room.

Pep Band
The University of Dubuque Pep Band exists to add excitement to sporting events and other special occasions on campus. Pep Band primarily plays for football and volleyball during the fall semester and men's and women's basketball during the spring semester.

Pep Band is available for one hour of credit and meets in the fall and spring semesters on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. in Heritage Center’s Straatmeyer Rehearsal Room.