Symphonic Band

Eric M. Smedley

Assistant Director of Bands
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Spring 2018 concerts:
Tuesday, February 6, 8:00 PM in the Musical Arts Center
Friday, February 23, time TBD; East Grand Rapids High School (MI)
Saturday, February 24, 11:15 AM, Western Michigan University (Kalamazoo) — CBDNA North Central Division Conference
Thursday, March 1, 2:30 PM in Auer Hall — MM conducting recital
Tuesday, April 3, 8:00 PM in Auer Hall
Thursday, April 19, 8:00 PM in the Music Arts Center
Syllabus [PDF]

The Jacobs School of Music Symphonic Band performs major works of the traditional wind band repertoire as well as new compositions by leading composers. Consisting of both graduate and undergraduate music majors, this outstanding ensemble performs three concerts per semester and rehearses daily. A core group is often taken from the membership of the ensemble to form various chamber winds groups.

The band has played under the direction of various guest conductors including Frederick Fennell, Donald Hunsberger, John Whitwell and Ray Cramer and composers Karel Husa, Warren Benson, Samuel Adler, and Frank Ticheli. The group has recently premiered works by David DeBoor Canfield, Eric Nathan, and Jonathan Newman. Soloists with the group recently have included guests or faculty members Timothy Noble, baritone voice; Steve Houghton, percussion; Jonathan Whitaker, trombone; Timothy Smith, piano; and Thomas Walsh, saxophone.

The Symphonic Band is a major ensemble of the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music.


Meeting Times: 2:30-3:50 daily.
Conductor: Eric M. Smedley, Associate Director of Bands
Auditions are held at the beginning of each semester.