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Augustana Concert Band

concert band

Conductor: Tony Oliver

Rehearsals: T/TH 4:45-7:00 p.m.

This band provides concert band experience for all interested students, and can be a credit or non-credit course. The band rehearses twice weekly and presents a concert every term.

tony oliver
Dr. Tony Oliver conducts the Concert Band.

Formed more than 30 years ago, the Augustana Concert Band the largest music ensemble at Augustana. In addition to offering a balanced approach for ensemble involvement, the band also provides an opportunity for students who play in the Symphonic Band or Symphony Orchestra, or who sing in one of the choirs, to perform on a second instrument.


Auditions are held each fall for both the Augustana Symphonic Band and Concert Band in Room 26, Bergendoff Hall of Fine Arts. Sign-up sheets for instruments and times will be posted on the door of Room 26. Students will only have to play one audition for both bands. There will be winter and spring term auditions for students who are assigned to Symphonic Band as well as those wishing to re-audition.

Students should prepare 3-5 minutes of music that will demonstrate tone quality, different styles, and technical ability. Do not hesitate to play short excerpts in different styles. Above all, choose something that you know well and feel comfortable with, no matter the level of difficulty.

Katie Thurlby '18

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