Bands & Ensembles

The Texas Southern University instrumental music programs offer to the music major and the non-music major a tremendous opportunity for continued musical growth. Those students enrolled in the university may elect a full range of ensemble activities. Attention is given to exposing students to a repertoire of challenge and substance, with emphasis on high performance standards.

Students majoring in music, and those with an amateur's interest in the field, will find a challenging program of instruction in all areas of performance as well as in composition, music education, music theory and music history. Students are encouraged to elect studies that will advance their degree program and to explore other areas of music and other arts while in residence at Texas Southern.

University Band (UB)
This is a versatile ensemble which rehearses daily during the fall and spring semesters to prepare literature for formal University functions, Wind Ensemble concerts, football games, basketball games, parades and other guest performances. The most popular facet of the university band is the  "Ocean of Soul" Marching Band. Membership is open to all university students who qualify by audition.

 

 

 


Jazz Ensemble (JB01)
The Jazz Combo is a small Jazz group which rehearses three times weekly for one hour to prepare for various public performances on campus, in the community, on tour and at recording sessions. Membership is open to all university students who qualify by audition.

 

Jazz Ensemble (JB02)
The "Big Band" is a fifteen piece ensemble which rehearses twice weekly for two hours to prepare for various public performances on campus, in the community, on tour and at recording sessions. Membership is open to all University students who qualify by audition.