The NMU Symphonic Band & Wind Ensemble performs traditional band repertoire as well as transcriptions from symphonic literature. The ensemble has toured the Upper Peninsula, performing concerts at area high schools. It meets during the winter semester, four days a week (Monday through Thursday) from 3-3:50 p.m. The ensemble is open to all university students. Auditions are held to determine chair seating, and non-music majors may audition for service awards to participate in the ensemble. Service awards are awarded by recommendation from the director based on level of performance. The course number for Symphonic Band is MU113. If your class schedule is over 16 hours, however, you have the option of registering for MU 113A, which earns 0 credit hours and therefore will not increase the amount you will pay for tuition.
For more information about the NMU Symphonic Band & Wind Ensemble, contact Dr. Stephen Grugin, director of bands, at (906) 227-1040.