University Concert Band


University Concert Band

The University Concert Band has developed into one of NYU’s premiere all-University ensembles. The members of The University Concert Band all share a common love of playing wind-band music, but also, more importantly, playing their instruments in a wind-band setting. The ensemble has had membership from all schools at NYU and now has a member of the University leadership as well: former Provost David McLaughlin. Our esteemed former Provost was a trumpet player in high school and has joyfully accepted an invitation to dust off his trumpet and spend time with us in the trumpet section.

Who Can Join

Membership in the University Concert Band is by audition only, but the ensemble is not strictly limited to music majors. If you are able to attend the rehearsals, prepare your music for each rehearsal and performance, and play your instrument at a high enough level, you may also become a member of the band. Even if you do not own your instrument, there may be an instrument for you to use.

Audition Information

Please prepare two contrasting pieces and be ready to sight-read.
Sign up to audition.

Rehearsal Information

Rehearsals are currently on Tuesday and Thursday (11am to 1pm) in the Global Center’s Grand Hall.

Performances and Concerts

The ensemble performs at least one concert a semester.

Contact Information

Professor Michael L. Breaux
Office: 35 West 4th Street, Suite 1077G