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DePauw University Band

The University Band is a select ensemble of woodwind, brass, and percussion musicians, chosen through an audition process. Wind Ensemble musicians are also University Band members, and are invited to perform with this distinctive ensemble through this same audition process. Repertoire is selected from a wide variety of high-quality concert literature for both symphonic band and wind ensemble. Auditions  are open to all DePauw University musicians.

The University Band and Wind Ensemble together present five to six concert performances each year. In addition, the ensembles have been recognized internationally for their renowned CD Recording Project, an artistic endeavor dedicated to recording quality wind literature and highlighting the talents of DePauw University musicians. This nine-disc series can be found on the Naxos Online Music Library,,,,, and The University Band has also been featured on national broadcasts of Wind & Rhythm, a weekly one-hour internet radio program devoted to wind band music hosted by Doug Brown.

In addition, the University Band has hosted a variety of renowned guest musicians, conductors, and composers including Joseph Schwantner, John Corigliano, Roberto Sierra, Augusta Read Thomas, Chen Yi, Samuel Adler, Libby Larsen, George Crumb, Richard Hundley, James Beckel, Eugene Migliaro Corporon, Jack Stamp, Charles Neidich, Roby George, and John Lynch.


2013-2014 Performances

FALL 2013

Friday, September 20, 2013
5:30 p.m.
Bowman Park


Sunday, September 22, 2013
3:00 p.m.
Kresge Auditorium

Family Weekend Concert
Strauss: Vienna Philharmonic Fanfare
Danielpour: Vox Populi
Dvorak: Slavonic Dance No. 3 in A-flat Major (arr. Safranek)
Spittal: Pacem
Bird: Suite in D
     I. Allegro moderato
Ticheli: Blue Shades 
Weinberger: "Polka and Fugue" from Schwanda the Bagpiper (arr. Bainum)

Sunday, October 6, 2013
7:30 p.m.
Kresge Auditorium

Wind Ensemble Concert
White: From the Navajo Children
With the DePauw University Choirs

Sunday, November 24, 2013
3:00 p.m.
Kresge Auditorium

Tower: Celebration Fanfare (arr. Stamp)
Hart: Cartoon
Dahl: Sinfonietta
     II. Pastoral Nocturne
Bryant: Radiant Joy
Grainger: Walking Tune *wind ensemble
Bernstein: "Symphonic Dances" from West Side Story (arr. Polster)
Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue (ed. Hunsberger) *wind ensemble
     Claude Cymerman, piano


Annual Holiday Gala Combined Concert
Anderson: Sleigh Ride
Reed: Russian Christmas Music (arr. McIntyre)




Spring 2014

FRIDAY, February 14, 2014
7:30 P.M.
Kresge Auditorium

Music of the 21st Century Closing Concert
John Corigliano, guest composer-in-residence
Corigliano: Gazebo Dances
     I. Overture
     II. Waltz
     III. Adagio
     IV. Tarantella
Corigliano: ”Tarantella” from Symphony No. 1 (arr. Gershman)

Sunday, March 9, 2014
3:00 p.m.
Kresge Auditorium

Fuchs: United Artists
Salfelder: Crossing Parallels
Shaw: Concerto for Clarinet
     Randy Salman, clarinet
Ives: Variations on “America” (arr. Schuman/Sinclair)

Sunday, April 13, 2014
3:00 p.m.
Kresge Auditorium

Mozart: Serenade No. 10 in B-flat Major, K 361/370a, “Gran Partita”
     III. Adagio
     VII. Finale—Allegro Molto
Alarçon: Tramonto
     Eric Edberg, cello
Puckett: Avelynn’s Lullaby 
Jongen: Symphonie Concertante (arr. Beckel)
     IV. Toccata (Moto Perpetuo)
          Carla Edwards, organ

Thursday, April 24, 2014—Sunday, April 27, 2014
Kresge Auditorium

CD Recording Weekend (9th CD)

Sunday, May 18, 2014
10:30 a.m.
Holton Memorial QUADRANGLE

2014 DePauw University Commencement Ceremonies