Concert Band

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The Augsburg Concert Band, directed by Dr. Michael Buck, 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.

 

2013-2014 Performances & Events:

 

Sunday, November 17, 2013

3 p.m., Fall Performance

Hoversten Chapel, Augsburg College

Monday, November 18, 2013

10:20 a.m., Perform during Chapel

Hoversten Chapel, Augsburg College

Friday, December 13, 2013

7 p.m., Joint Performance – Augsburg Concert Band & University of St. Thomas Band

University of St. Thomas

Saturday, January 25, 2014

9th & 10th Grade Honor Band Festival

Augsburg College

February 13, 2014

1 p.m., Joint Performance with Fridley High School Band at MMEA

Minneapolis Convention Center

 

March 14-23, 2014—Midwest Tour

Sunday, March 23, 2014

4 p.m., Augsburg Concert Band Home Concert

Hoversten Chapel, Augsburg College