Audition information, Registration and Excerpts

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.

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Participation in the UWL 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. 

Audition information, Registration and Excerpts

Auditions will be conducted Sunday and Monday Sept 4/5, 2022. Registration through the Google Form link is required to audition. A schedule will be sent to all registered students  (see the link above). Please register no later than August 15th.

Concert Band (Fall) and Symphonic Band (Spring) is open to all individuals on campus who wish to continue performing on their instrument. Class registration is required for each ensemble.

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Audition information, Registration and Excerpts

Dr. Justin C. Davis, Conductor

The Wind Ensemble at UWL is committed to performing diverse, relevant, contemporary literature reflecting the diversity of its members while also creating moving performances of masterworks of the wind band repertoire. This ensemble is open to all university students by audition and provides students and the surrounding community with rich and rewarding experiences. The Wind Ensemble performs at least two concerts each semester and often participates in collaborative efforts across the community. The Wind Ensemble rehearses Monday and Wednesday from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. in CFA 56.

 

For more information contact:

Dr. Justin Davis jdavis2@uwlax.edu
Department of Music 
UW-La Crosse 
1725 State Street 
La Crosse, WI 54601 

 

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Concert Band (Fall Semester Only)

Mr. Ryan Waldhart is the director of this ensemble for Fall 2022. Mr. Waldhart is an alumnus of UWL and currently serves as Director of Bands for West Salem Middle School in West Salem, WI. He is also a frequent guest conductor for college, high school, middle school bands around the region. Each summer he is also asked to conduct the La Crosse Concert Band. Mr. Waldhart has just finished a term as President of the Wisconsin Concert Band Association.

The Concert Band meets in the fall semester and is a course for any student who wishes to continue playing their instrument in college. Repertoire varies by semester but will meet the needs of the students. Concert band performs only one concert at the end of the fall semester and meets on Wednesday evenings from 7 to 9 PM in CFA 56.

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SEMB website
Dr. Tammy Fisher, Director

The Screaming Eagles Marching Band (SEMB) is an exciting ensemble that energizes the spectators of UWL’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 UWL, Viterbo University, and Western Technical College students!

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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.

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It is required that all students register for the band(s) in which they participate. If you have a course conflict or credit hour need, please discuss with the director.

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If a student does not own an instrument, one can be checked out from the university for the semester without charge. No instrument belonging to the University will be lent out without express written permission of an ensemble director. Eligibility for instrument loans are at the sole discretion of the ensemble directors. Please see your ensemble director or Sharon Shugrue (SShugrue@uwlax.edu) in CFA 124 for more information on the loan of an instrument.

For more information contact: expanding section

Dr. Justin Davis jdavis2@uwlax.edu
Dr. Tammy Fisher tfisher@uwlax.edu
Department of Music 
UW-La Crosse 
1725 State Street 
La Crosse, WI 54601 
608.785.8409