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University Band


University Band French Horn StudentThe University Band is an outstanding ensemble available to all students at the University of Kansas and is an open admission ensemble requiring no entrance audition. It is conducted by Professor Sharon Toulouse, Associate Director of Bands. The University Band provides musical challenge and growth as well as fellowship to all who enjoy performing. The University Band meets during the Fall on Tuesday evenings from 6:00- 7:20 and in the Spring on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:00-5:15.

How to Join

No audition is required. Students should enroll in either Band 206 or Band 406 and bring their instruments to the first rehearsal.


Friends of the School of Music

Reach Out Kansas, Inc., Smithyman & Zakoura Chartered and KU Music Concert Series 2014-2015

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