Concert Band


The Augsburg Concert Band, directed by Bruce McWilliams, is a 60-member symphonic band, performing wind band music of high artistic level. The group has performed and toured extensively throughout the United States and to numerous international destinations. Recent domestic tours include California, Arizona, Florida, Oregon, Washington, and the entire Midwest. International destinations include Ireland (2001), Iceland and Norway (2005), British Columbia (2007), and Romania (2009). The band is currently preparing for a tour to Turkey in May, 2013.

Student membership in the Augsburg Concert Band draws from a wide cross-section of a diverse student body. Students from urban, suburban, and rural areas throughout the Midwest join the band, but the demographic also includes a growing mixture of students from the entire United States and abroad. About half of the students are music majors, choosing from five undergraduate music degrees including Music Business, Music Education, Music Performance, Music Therapy, and Bachelor of Arts in Music. The degree programs chosen by other students in the band include all academic areas such as Math, Science, Sociology, Psychology, Education, Psychology, Fine Arts, etc. Many students in the band – both music majors and non-music majors – receive scholarships. Auditions are held annually for the scholarship awards in the early spring.


2014-2015 Performances & Events:

Sunday, November 23, 2014
3 p.m., Fall Performance
Hoversten Chapel, Augsburg College

Monday, November 24, 2014
10:40 a.m., Chapel Performance
Hoversten Chapel, Augsburg College

Saturday, January 17, 2015
9th & 10th Grade Honor Band Festival
Augsburg College

Friday, May 1, 2015
8 p.m., Augsburg Concert Band – Bon Voyage & Commencement Concert
Hoversten Chapel, Augsburg College

May 2015, 2014National Tour