The instrumental ensembles consist of Concert Band, Woodwind Ensemble, Jazz Band, Percussion Ensemble, and the Badlands Brass Ensemble.
Concert Band is an ensemble of select wind and percussion instruments performing traditional and contemporary literature. The ensemble plays a vital role in campus activities performing formal concerts and graduation ceremonies. The Concert Band is open to all students on campus and meets four times a week at 3 p.m. Contact Kyle Norris.
Jazz Band is an ensemble that performs a variety of contemporary jazz literature including pop, be-bop, rock, swing, Dixieland, and Latin. Piano and guitar majors may count Jazz Band as a large ensemble. Open to all students, the Jazz Band meets Tuesday evenings. Contact Kyle Norris.
The Badlands Brass Ensemble consists primarily of brass players majoring in music. The ensemble is augmented with percussionists performing traditional music for brass and percussion. Its mission is to promote brass performance among young players in the elementary school systems. Contact Kyle Norris.
The various woodwind and chamber ensembles enhance the participant’s musicianship by improving listening skills, learning performance aspects of specific musical styles and deepen his/her performance of music. Woodwind Ensembles include: Saxophone Quartet, Flute Choir and Woodwind Quintet.
The Percussion Ensemble performs a variety of standard and contemporary literature utilizing traditional Western and world percussion instruments. This group is open to all students. Meeting times are Monday and Wednesday. Contact Brian Nozny.