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Additional Opportunities

Basketball Bands

Performs for both Men’s and Women’s games

  • Placement by audition.
  • Current MMB members may use their MMB Chair Audition for their ensemble audition.
  • ALL auditionees must visit the following link to apply/audition:  https://goo.gl/forms/qcHk8MXGws1rDAAy1
  • Auditions may be submitted until September 14, 2017, at 8 AM.
  • Open to all UM students
  • Enrollment is required in the Winter Term (ENS 348.001)
  • Instrumentation includes:
    • Piccolo
    • Clarinet
    • Alto Saxophone
    • Tenor Saxophone
    • Trumpet
    • Horn
    • Trombone
    • Bass Trombone
    • Euphonium
    • Tuba
    • Electric Bass
    • Drum Set
  • Rehearsals – Tuesday (Fall 7:00-8:15 PM / Winter 6:30 - 7:45 PM) in Revelli Hall 
  • Performances at all UM home games
  • Possible Big 10 conference and NCAA tournament travel

 

Hockey Band

  • Placement by audition.
  • Current MMB members may use their MMB Chair Audition for their ensemble audition.
  • ALL auditionees must visit the following link to apply/auditon: https://goo.gl/forms/qcHk8MXGws1rDAAy1
  • Auditions may be submitted until September 14, 2017 at 8 AM.
  • Open to all UM students
  • Enrollment is required in the Winter Term (ENS 348.002)
  • Instrumentation includes:
    • Piccolo
    • Clarinet
    • Alto Saxophone
    • Tenor Saxophone
    • Trumpet
    • Horn
    • Trombone
    • Bass Trombone
    • Euphonium
    • Tuba
    • Full Battery Percussion (MMB Drumline Students only)
  • Rehearsals – Thursday (Fall 9:00 - 10:30 PM) (Winter 7:00 - 8:30 PM) in Revelli Hall 
  • Performances at all UM home games
  • Possible Big 10 conference and NCAA tournament travel

Volleyball Band

  • Placement by audition.
  • Current MMB members may use their MMB Chair Audition for their ensemble audition.
  • ALL auditionees must visit the following link to apply/audition: https://goo.gl/forms/qcHk8MXGws1rDAAy1https://goo.gl/forms/qcHk8MXGws1rDAAy1
  • Auditions may be submitted until August 30, 2017 at 8 AM.
  • Open current MMB members
  • Instrumentation includes:
    • Trumpet
    • Horn
    • Trombone
    • Bass Trombone
    • Euphonium
    • Tuba
    • Drum Set
  • Rehearsals – Mondays (Fall) 7:30-8:45 PM in Revelli Hall
  • Performances at all UM home games
  • Possible Big 10 conference and NCAA tournament travel

CAMPUS AND UNIVERSITY CONCERT BANDS

Concert Bands open to non-music majors (or music majors on secondary instruments):

University Band: Audition for placement.  Repertoire consists of mainly grades 5 and 6 and is the more advanced of the non-major concert bands.  

Campus Band: Playing assessment for part assignments only; everyone is welcome to play.  Repertoire consists of grades 3 to 5.  

Instrumentation: Both ensembles use full wind ensemble instrumentation.  Pianists and string bass players are encouraged to participate!!!

FALL TERM INFORMATION Enrollment:

  • ENS 346.001 (#13323) - University Band; John Pasquale, instructor - Th 7-9 PM - audition required
  • ENS 346.002 (#34030) - Campus Band; Andrea Brown, instructor - W 7-9 PM - playing assessment for seating required

        *  Both concert bands are a class through the School of Music, Theatre & Dance.  Enrollment is required. (Please Note:  be sure to use these exact course numbers as the two music major bands use the title "University Band" with a 347 number)

Borrowing an Instrument: We encourage you to play your own instrument. However, if you need to borrow an instrument for the term, we can help you.

Audition for University Band: Students interested in University Band should enroll in ENS 346.001. Audition information is included in the following link https://goo.gl/forms/wEPCtdSP5LQZweau1 All interested students should submit this form. 

 

Submit Playing Assessment for Campus Band: please use the following link after enrollment in ENS 346.002  https://goo.gl/forms/gEjbJoHFPDcrJE843 All interested students should submit this form.

**Students interested in playing in both ensembles or either ensemble should ONLY submit a UBand audition & indicate that information on their form**

Informational Meeting: Campus Band will have an informational meeting on the first Wednesday of the term at 7pm in Revelli Hall. University Band will have an informational meeting on the first Thursday of the term at 7pm in Revelli Hall. Information will be sent out via Canvas which, when you enroll, you will automatically be on the e-mail list and have access to everything you need.

Questions: If you have specific questions, please e-mail Dr. Brown, at andreaeb@umich.edu.

WINTER TERM INFORMATION Enrollment:

  • ENS 346.001  - University Band; John Pasquale, instructor - M/W 4:45-6:15 PM - audition required -  3-5 minute video of your best playing exhibiting contrasting styles
    Concert repertoire difficulty: Medium Advanced - Difficult
  • ENS 346.002  - Campus Blue Band; Andrea Brown, instructor - M/W 6:30 - 7:45 PM -  All are welcome - playing assessment for seating required - 1-2 min video / full range chromatic scale
    Concert repertoire difficulty: Medium - Difficult
  • ENS 346.003 - Campus Maize Band; Andrea Brown & John Pasquale, instructors - W - 8-10 PM - All are welcome - playing assessment for seating required  - 1-2 min video / full range chromatic scale
    Concert repertoire difficulty level: Medium Easy - Medium Advanced 
    ensemble may also have interactions with students in Dr. Pasquale's Ensemble Pedagogy Techniques course
    **this ensemble is the best option for any student wishing to play a secondary instrument**
  • ENS 346.004 - Campus Band Chamber Winds  - meeting time/date TBA - any wind or percussion players interested in rehearsing and performing in small chamber ensembles should contact Dr. Brown for more information - the ensembles will rehearse weekly (with coachings with Dr. Brown) at a time/day that fits within the group members' schedules

        *  All concert bands are a class through the School of Music, Theatre & Dance.  Enrollment is required. (Please Note:  be sure to use these exact course numbers as the two music major bands use the title "University Band" with a 347 number)

Borrowing an Instrument: We encourage you to play your own instrument. However, if you need to borrow an instrument for the term, we can help you.

Audition for University Band: Students interested in University Band should enroll in the course to access audition materials on the Canvas site. Please use the following link after enrollment in ENS 346.001 - (coming Dec 2017)

Submit Playing Assessment for Campus Bands: please use the following link after enrollment in ENS 346.002 or ENS 346.003 - (coming Dec 2017)

Informational Meeting: Maize and Blue Campus Bands and the University Band will have an informational meeting during their first class periods of the term in Revelli Hall. Information will be sent out via Canvas which, when you enroll, you will automatically be on the e-mail list and have access to everything you need.

Questions: If you have specific questions, please e-mail Dr. Brown, at andreaeb@umich.edu.