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Bob Foster Conducting the Alumni BandWith its storied history, the KU Band program boasts thousands of alumni. Our band alumni return to campus to participate in the annual alumni band performance during the homecoming football game, and perform at selected basketball games each year.

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2014-2015 KU Bands Newsletter (pdf)


Just as the band you played in was supported by the people who came before you, today's and tomorrow's bands need your support. Music scholarships, band awards and other financial aid depend on the generosity of our former students and and of others who appreciate good music and good performances.

On behalf of all the students of the KU Bands, we want to express our appreciation to those whose financial support makes it possible for us to provide services and opportunities for all of the bands and band students which would not otherwise be possible.

If you enjoyed your experience in the KU Bands, please consider joining the many other former band members who now show their appreciation by making an annual contribution.

Checks should be made payable and sent to:

KU Endowment Association/KU Band
P.O. Box 928
Lawrence, Kansas 66044-0928

Please visit the KU Endowment Association » for complete information on how to support the bands. Thank you from your friends in the KU Band.

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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
26 prestigious Rhodes Scholars — more than all other Kansas colleges combined
Nearly $290 million in financial aid annually