Play in the KU Bands! There is a place for EVERYONE who wants to make music at The University of Kansas. From our non-auditioned University Band, to our outstanding Symphonic Band and world-class KU Wind Ensemble, our concert bands perform the widest possible range of concert wind band literature, including chamber music, masterworks, and contemporary works. Our nationally recognized conductors continually provide new challenges for all levels of performers. The band program is also home to the award-winning Marching Jayhawks and various pep bands, including those for the men's and women's basketball teams, and the women's volleyball team. We want you to find a home in the University of Kansas Bands!

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Music students present hundreds of public concerts every year
Students perform in KU choirs, concert bands, pep bands, ensembles, symphony orchestra, and jazz combos
The school owns one of the greatest jazz record collections in the world
KU Wind Ensemble performed the world premiere of the symphony "In the Shadow of No Towers" at Carnegie Hall
One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities
44 nationally ranked graduate programs.
—U.S. News & World Report
Top 50 nationwide for size of library collection.

KU School of Music