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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 3:00 to 4:30 pm.

2018-19 Performance Schedule

All concerts held in the Clyde H. Wells Fine Arts Center Auditorium:

  • Tuesday, March 5, 2019 (7:30 pm) - as part of the Ninth Annual Tarleton Invitational Band Festival
  • Sunday, April 28, 2019 (7:30 pm) - "Things That Go Bump in the Night"