The Augsburg Concert Band, conducted by Erika Svanoe, is a 40-member symphonic band, performing wind band music of high artistic level from a wide variety of styles, time periods, and composers. The band prides itself on being a collaborative learning community for a diverse student body, with students coming together from a variety of musical backgrounds and current areas of study. About half of the students are music majors, and half study a variety of subjects from other majors across campus. Any Augsburg student who can play a band instrument is encouraged to join the Augsburg Concert Band. There is no audition to join, though students are asked to perform informal playing demonstrations for seating and part assignments at the beginning of the semester.
The Augsburg Concert Band performs two concerts each semester, occasionally touring or collaborating with regional high schools, community bands, or community college ensembles. Members also assist in hosting the Augsburg Honor Band each year, welcoming around a hundred regional high school students to campus for a day of music-making. The band reads the work of current student composers and gives opportunities to conduct and rehearse the ensemble to qualified students.
9th & 10th Grade Honor Band Festival