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    The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse offers a variety of bands designed to meet the artistic and educational needs of UW-La Crosse students. Students from all academic disciplines are invited to participate in the band program. Membership in every band is open to any interested and qualified UW- La Crosse student.


    Dr. J. Thomas Seddon IV, Conductor
    The Wind Ensemble is dedicated to the performance of the finest traditional and contemporary wind band literature. This ensemble is open to all university students by audition. The ensemble provides students with the highest possible experience through the performance of great pieces of art. Literature is chosen with the student’s artistic development in mind. The Wind Ensemble performs at least two concerts each semester and participates on an annual concert tour. The band rehearses Monday and Wednesday from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. in CFA 56.


    2014 Audition Info and Materials: 



    Dr. Tammy Fisher, Conductor
    The Symphonic Band is open to all UW-La Crosse students regardless of major. This group provides a challenging and rewarding atmosphere for anyone who wishes to continue playing without the stress of an audition. Although the Symphonic Band performs less difficult music emphasis is still placed on musical excellence. The band rehearses during the Spring Semester on Tuesday-Thursday from 4:45 – 6:15 p.m. in CFA 56.


    SEMB website
    Dr. Tammy Fisher, Director

    The Screaming Eagles Marching Band (SEMB) is an exciting ensemble that energizes the spectators of UW-L’s new state of the art football stadium. The ensemble captivates its audiences at regional exhibition performances and tears up the pavement as it marches down the street during parades. The SEMB has also performed at Green Bay Packer football games and special events in Wisconsin and Minnesota. Membership in the SEMB is open to all UW-L, Viterbo University, and Western Technical College students!


    Participation in the UW-L Band program is open to all interested and qualified UW-La Crosse students regardless of major. Membership in the Wind Ensemble is determined by audition. Symphonic Band is open to all individuals on campus who wish to continue performing on their instrument. Audition information is available from the director for the Wind Ensemble prior to the beginning of each semester.  Auditions will be conducted the day before the first week of classes begins for each semester.

    Please see each band for 2014 audition materials and information


    It is required that all students register for the band(s) in which they participate.


    If a student does not own an instrument, one can be checked out from the university for the semester without charge. Please see Sharon Shugrue in CFA 145 for an instrument.

    UW-L Bands Policy Statement

    UW-L Bands Professional Standards of Conduct and Preparation

    For more information contact:

    Dr. J. Thomas Seddon
    Dr. Tammy Fisher
    Department of Music 
    UW-La Crosse 
    1725 State Street 
    La Crosse, WI 54601