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.
Opportunities for High School Students
Each year the KU Bands offer clinics, masterclasses, and performance opportunities to musicians of every level.
The Prairie Winds Festival is held the first weekend of February and offers high school students the opportunity to work with the KU instrumental and band faculty in a combination of masterclasses, chamber ensembles, and a full band experience. Students also have the opportunity to audition for the KU School of Music during the weekend.
The nationally-renowned Midwestern Music Camp in June begins enrolling each March and offers a comprehensive musical experience, carefully planned and supervised by KU faculty to ensure that students at all levels of experience receive the quality instruction and attention that they need to improve their skills and enjoy making music.