• 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, October 13, 3 p.m.
Miller Auditorium, Free
Scott Boerma, Conductor
Robert Abend, Graduate Assistant Conductor
 
University Symphonic Band and Concert Band
Monday, October 14, 7:30 p.m.
Miller Auditorium, Free
Trey Harris and Mary Land, Conductors
Cody Edgerton, Graduate Assistant Conductor
 
Bronco Marching Band: Season in Review
Sunday, October 27, 3 p.m.
Miller Auditorium, Charge
Trey Harris, Director
 
Western Winds
Monday, November 4, 7:30 p.m.
Dalton Center Recital Hall, Free
Scott Boerma, Conductor
 
University Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band
Sunday, November 24, 3 p.m.
Miller Auditorium, Free
Scott Boerma and Trey Harris, Conductors
Robert Abend and Cody Edgerton, Graduate Assistant Conductors
 
University Concert Band
Thursday, December 5, 7:30 p.m.
Dalton Center Recital Hall, Free
Mary Land, Conductor
 
Western Winds
Tuesday, February 11, 7:30 p.m.
Dalton Center Recital Hall, Free
Scott Boerma, Conductor
 
University Wind Symphony and Concert Band
Sunday, February 16, 3:00 p.m.
Miller Auditorium, Free
Scott Boerma and Mary Land, Conductors
Robert Abend, Graduate Assistant Conductor
 
University Symphonic Band
Monday, February 17, 7:30 p.m.
Miller Auditorium, Free
Trey Harris, Conductor
Cody Edgerton, Graduate Assistant Conductor
 
University Symphonic Band and Concert Band
Sunday, April 5, 3:00 p.m.
Miller Auditorium, Free
Trey Harris and Mary Land, Conductors
Robert Abend and Cody Edgerton, Graduate Assistant Conductors
 
University Wind Symphony: Spring Conference on Wind & Percussion Music
Thursday, April 9, 7:30 p.m.
Miller Auditorium, Free
Scott Boerma, Conductor
Julie Giroux, Guest Composer/Conductor
Featuring Ellen Breakfield-Glick, clarinet