The UCR Concert Band (MUS 165) is an outstanding wind band of approximately 50 members that reflects and enhances the cultural diversity of its campus and the communities it serves. Enrollment in this ensemble is not limited to music majors. Participation in the ensemble is open to all UCR students, alumni, faculty, staff, affiliates, and community members by audition.
Members experience a holistic approach to the study and performance of a wide variety of repertoire including classic wind band repertoire, famous orchestral transcriptions, selections from film scores and musical theatre, and contemporary wind band literature, as well as personalized experiences working in a masterclass/workshop setting. Through participation in the UCR Concert Band, students experience growth in their creative potential and how they can use their artistic voices to impact their communities. Critical thinking, curiosity, resiliency, and creativity are hallmarks of the UCR Concert Band experience.
The UCR Concert Band rehearses on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 6:00-7:20 pm in ARTS 157 and performs each quarter on campus and in the communities it serves.
Auditions are held on the Sunday prior to the start of each new quarter. Admitted members are expected to enroll for MUS 165 for credit (1-2 units); exceptions will be reviewed on an individual basis.
“Winds of Hope”: UCR Concert Band’s First Virtual Ensemble Performance
Concert Band Director: Armando Duenas