Concert Band

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The UCR Concert Band is an outstanding wind band of approximately 50 members, conducted by Dr. Sam R. Andress.  The ensemble 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 6:10-7:30pm in ARTS 157 and performs one concert per quarter at the University Theatre or UCR Culver Center of the Arts, in addition to other select UCR and community events.

Concert Band students enroll for MUS 165 and chair placement auditions are held on the Sunday prior to the start of each new quarter. For enrollment questions, please contact Dr. Andress at: samuel.andress@ucr.edu

For enrollment questions and more information, please contact:
Sam R. Andress, D.M.A.
Office: ARTS 163
Email: samuel.andress@ucr.edu