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Symphonic Band

The Symphonic Band, under the direction of Associate Director of Bands Dr. Gary Westbrook, is offered every spring semester. The band performs a varied repertoire of band music ranging from standard band literature to world premieres of new music.

The Symphonic Band has been guest conducted by  Frank Ticheli, Samuel Hazo, Jonathan D. Alvis and David Hosinger. Frequently Tarleton State University Music Education majors have the opportunity to guest conduct the band as student conductors or perform within the band on secondary instruments.

Symphonic Band membership is open to all Tarleton students, regardless of major field of study, with permission of the director. Prior band experience is expected. Auditions are not required.

The Symphonic Band rehearses each spring on Mondays, Wednesday and Fridays from 11 to 11:50 a. m.

Upcoming Performances

Symphonic Band Performs at the Invitational Band Festival March 3-4, 2015

Symphonic Band Concert April 20, 2015, 7:30 p.m.

Concert Archives

Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep - April 28, 2014

Symphonic Band and Jazz Ensemble II in concert, performing music for and about children. Dr. Brian Walker, guest conductor. Lisa Orner, Jason Carrizales, Eduardo Zambrano & Fredi Gonzales, student conductors.

Symphonic Band ConcertApril 22, 2013

Symphonic Band Performance at Invitational Band FestivalMarch 27, 2013

Samuel Hazo, guest conductor.

An Evening of Chamber Music - Monday, February 27,2012 - 7:30 PM

NATS singers, TSU Chamber Ensembles (Flute Choir, Horn Choir, Brass Ensemble, Clarinet Choir, Men's Ensemble, etc.) and the University Symphonic Band

Tarleton State University Invitational Band Festival - Friday, March 30, 2012 time TBD

The TSU Symphonic band has been invited to participate in the 2012 Invitational Band Festival.  The band will perform a concert as part of the festival.  The band will also receive comments from the esteemed panel of clinicians and Guest Clinician Frank Ticheli will provide additional feedback to the band following the Invitational performance.

Symphonic Band and Jazz Ensemble II in Concert - Monday, April 16, 2012  - 7:30 PM

The University Symphonic Band will accompany guest artist Jonathan D. Alvis (trombone).

An Evening of Chamber Music - Monday, February 28, 2011 - 7:30 PM

   2011 Spring Chamber

Symphonic Band & Jazz Ensemble II in Concert - Monday, April 18, 2011 - 7:30 PM

Starry Nights

An Evening of Chamber MusicMarch 4, 2010

University Symphonic Band and Jazz Ensemble II in ConcertApril 19, 2010