Other Bands at UVA
The Athletic Band (MUBD 2601) is a one-credit class open to UVA and PVCC students. (If you have not marched in the CMB, please email the director about audition requirements.) The Athletic Band electrifies the environment at the John Paul Jones Basketball Arena at all Men’s and Women’s home Basketball Games as well as multiple Olympic sporting events around Grounds. A portion of the band travels to the Atlantic Coast Conference basketball tournaments and the NCAA basketball tournaments. There are no prerequisite courses for participation in Athletic Band. It is a course that requires enrollment in MUBD 2601 during the spring semester, but rehearsals and performance requirements begin in September. For more information on this group, write director Andrew Koch.
Olympic Sports Band
The Olympic Sports Band is a not-for-credit, voluntary band comprised of Cavalier Marching Band and Athletic Band members that perform at various lacrosse, soccer, volleyball, tennis, wrestling, and softball games. This group is open to all current year CMB members (fall only) and Athletic Band (fall and spring).
The Wind Ensemble is a 2-credit, auditioned ensemble open to all UVA students in both the Fall and Spring semesters. The Wind Ensemble is a 50-member ensemble that features some of the most outstanding brass, woodwind, and percussion players at the University. The group performs new literature as well as the masterworks of the wind band. The Wind Ensemble also works with outstanding guest performers. The group is predominately made up of non-music majors who enjoy performing challenging literature. For information about the group, write director Elliott Tackitt at email@example.com.
The Concert Band is a 1-credit, non-auditioned ensemble open to all UVA students in Spring semester only. The Concert Band is a large wind band that meets once per week. The group performs a variety of literature from pops to wind band classics. Concert Band is predominately comprised of non-music majors who wish to continue performing in a concert band setting. For information about the group, write director Andrew Koch at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Other Music Department Ensembles
UVA offers amazing opportunities to keep playing your instrument, singing and more. The CMB and the bands listed above are only a small part of what makes UVA special. Check out our other ensembles on the UVA Department of Music webpage.