The Wind Ensemble (MUEN 3620) is a two credit, 45-member ensemble, which features the most outstanding brass, woodwind, and percussion players at the University. The focus of this ensemble is to explore new literature as well as perform the masterworks of the wind band era. The wind ensemble also works with outstanding guest performers and conductors. This group is predominately made up of non-music majors who enjoy the genre of the wind band. Open to all University of Virginia students, auditions are held prior to the start of each semester; contact Mr. Pease at the Cavalier Bands Office for more information. Below is a video of a live performance we recorded while on our Spring 2017 concert tour.
The Concert Band (MUEN 2500) is a one credit, 50-75 member ensemble that meets once a week during the spring semester. Music selections include standard band literature, pops music, and concertos with special guest artists. The focus of this ensemble is to keep members involved in making music in an ensemble setting, while exploring both new literature and old favorites. This ensemble is open to all University of Virginia students, auditions are held prior to the start of each semester. For additional information on the Concert Band, contact Mr. Koch at the Cavalier Bands Office.
The HOOps Band (MUBD 2600) is a one credit, exciting crowd favorite at both Men’s and Women’s home Basketball Games. The band also performs at the Atlantic Coast Conference basketball tournaments and NCAA basketball tournaments. This group is open to all current year CMB members.
The Olympic Sports Band is a voluntary band comprised of Cavalier Marching Band members that performs at various lacrosse, soccer, volleyball, tennis, wrestling, and softball games. This ensemble is not-for-credit though members receive a per diem for each game.