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Concert Band


The Augsburg Concert Band, conducted by Erika Svanoe, is a 40-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 New Orleans, the Southwest, the Pacific Northwest and the entire Midwest. International destinations have included Ireland (2001), Iceland and Norway (2005), British Columbia (2007), Romania (2009) and Turkey (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.

2019-2020 Performances & Events:

Saturday, September 28 at 4 p.m.
Homecoming Collage Concert with the Augsburg Concert Band, Augsburg Orchestra, and The Augsburg Choir
Hoversten Chapel, Foss Center
Open to all!  Reception to follow the performance

Sunday, October 20 at 3 p.m.
Fall Performance
Hoversten Chapel, Foss Center

Thursday, October 24 at TBD
Joint Performance with the Edina High School Band
Edina High School

Monday, December 9 at 7 p.m.
Winter Performance
Hoversten Chapel, Foss Center

Saturday, January 25, 2020
Augsburg High School Honor Band
Augsburg University

Sunday, March 10, 2020 at 3 p.m.
Spring Performance
Hoversten Chapel, Foss Center

Monday, April 13, 2020 at 7 p.m.
Augsburg Concert Band & Friends
Hoversten Chapel, Foss Center