Arts & Humanities

Music - Ensembles


Ensemble Opportunities

  • The music department supports an all-campus band for music majors and non-music majors. MUSB performs a varied repertoire of wind ensemble music and standard band works. They perform four times a year on campus and have recently toured in Pennsylvania, Chicago, Florida, and Puerto Rico. In addition, MUSB occasionally performs at local high schools, churches, and nursing homes. Rehearsals are Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 4 p.m. Anyone who has participated in his/her high school band for at least two years is eligible.
  • Jazz Ensemble - The Manchester University Jazz Ensemble performs in the big band tradition, but embraces any style that expands its horizons from Dixieland to funk. The band is often invited to provide entertainment at functions throughout the county and performs two shows a year on campus. The Jazz Ensemble tours with the Symphonic Band and rehearses twice a week: Monday and Wednesday from 5-5:50 p.m.
  • Lessons and Small Ensembles - Private lessons are available for all students, regardless of major. The music department provides instruction on all standard band and orchestral instruments, piano, organ and voice. Students may elect to study for credit or non-credit. Small ensembles may be chosen according to ability and interest.
  • Gold and Black Attack - The Gold and Black Attack is MU's own basketball pep band. The GBA vigorously supports our men's and women's basketball teams at all home games, including tournament play. The GBA also promotes school pride, and fosters a relationship with our community. The course is for credit and begins during Manchester University's January Term. Go Spartans!