The UCR Concert Band, conducted by Sam R. Andress, is an outstanding wind band of approximately 50 members that performs a wide variety of literature including classic band repertoire, famous orchestral transcriptions, selections from film scores and musical theatre, and contemporary wind band literature.
Participation in the ensemble is open to all UCR undergraduate and graduate students who have played in their high school band programs for at least four years. Enrollment in this ensemble is not limited to music majors; students in this ensemble represent many diverse areas of study across the campus.
The Concert Band rehearses on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 7:10-8:30pm in ARTS 163 and performs one concert per quarter in the University Theatre in addition to other select UCR and community events. Concert Band students enroll for MUS 165 and chair placement auditions are held during the first rehearsal of each quarter.
For more information, please contact:
Sam R. Andress, D.M.A.