The Wind Ensemble is comprised of advanced brass and wind players. Comprised of mostly music majors, this ensemble strives to develop music skills and techniques that are important to the developing musician. The wind ensemble typically performs adapted works from the standard wind repertoire.
University Symphonic Band
The Symphonic Band is comprised of Intermediate and advanced brass and wind players. This ensemble strives to develop music skills and techniques that are important to the developing musician. The Symphonic Band typically performs adapted works from the standard wind repertoire.
University Marching Band
The university band program provides opportunities for students with experience in music performance and those aspiring to careers in music to prepare and publicly perform quality music appropriate to the venues in which band units perform. The university band promotes school spirit as well as community pride and unity through a perpetual program sustained by positive recruitment, student retention, and alumni affairs.
The Percussion Ensemble provides percussion students a chamber ensemble experience thru the performance of a wide range of repertoire and performance mediums.
Brass, Woodwind Chamber Ensembles
The chamber ensembles consist of various small ensembles: Tuba/Euphonium Ensemble, Trombone Ensemble, Trumpet Ensemble, Woodwind Ensemble, and More. Each ensemble provides students with musical experience thru the performance, using a wide range of repertoire.
Jazz - Big Band. Jazz Band Combo.
The Jazz Ensembles are comprised of advanced woodwind, brass, keys, and guitar players who share a common interest in performing jazz. Comprised of mostly music majors, this ensemble strives to develop music skills and techniques that are important to the developing musician in jazz. Renowned for our hard-hitting sound with both feet planted in tradition and our eyes fixed on the future, the Jazz Ensemble is an award-winning ensemble and was commissioned as the official Jazz Band for the state of Texas. The ensemble has been a featured ensemble at the Jazz Education National Conference, Texas Music Educators Association Conference, the Essentially Ellington Regional Festival alongside many public concerts and private events. The TSU Jazz Ensembles embody a rich history of many notable performers. Some of the well-known artists that have passed through its ranks include Kirk Whalum, Frank Lacy, Andre Hayward, Barry Lee Hall, Shelly Carrol to name a few. Some of our more recent graduates include rising stars within the industry including Melvin Johnson, Raul Blanco, Eddie Moore, Timothy Lea, and many others!