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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.

2018-2019 Performances & Events:

Fall Break Tour and Performances
October 26-30, 2018

Monday, October 29, 2018
7 p.m., Fall Performance
Hoversten Chapel, Augsburg University
(10/29 – parking permit)

Tuesday, October 30, 2018
11:30 a.m., Morning Chapel Service
Hoversten Chapel, Foss Center

Saturday, December 8, 2018
2 p.m., Winter Performance
Hoversten Chapel, Foss Center
(12/8 – parking permit)

Saturday, January 26, 2019
9th & 10th Grade Honor Band Festival
Augsburg University

Monday, March 11, 2019
7 p.m., Spring Performance
Hoversten Chapel, Foss Center
(3/11 – parking permit)

Wednesday, April 10, 2019
7:30 p.m., Joint Performance
Augsburg Concert Band & North Hennepin Community College
Hoversten Chapel, Foss Center
(4/10 – parking permit)

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