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Band and Instrumental Music Program

Mission Statement

The University of Mount Union Band and Instrumental Music Program provides a wide array of performance and instruction opportunities. Our ensemble experiences offer a prolonged love of art and music, challenge individual and group standards on varying levels, build a sense of citizenship in the band and community, and develop musicality across the board. Our directors have strong backgrounds in performance and education and are very enthusiastic about sharing their passion and knowledge for the betterment of the music community.

Community and High School Opportunities

There are several ways for members of the community and high school students to get involved with the Band and Instrumental Music Program at Mount Union. The Concert Band (offered Spring semester) is open to members of the community, high school students, faculty, staff and students of the University of Mount Union. Tuba Christmas is a once-a-year opportunity for tuba and euphonium players to participate in the great tradition of low brass caroling. The Stark County Honors Flute Choir is an opportunity for talented high school flutists to rehearse and perform regularly with others of the same caliber. The Christmas Festival of Flutes is open to all flutists, including pre-formed groups from schools, churches and the community.

Color Guard and Majorettes

The Purple Raider Marching Band Color Guards and Majorettes are visual as well as athletic representatives of the University of Mount Union. Those interested can find more information here.


Wind Ensembles


Our premiere wind band is comprised of exceptional students including majors and non-majors alike. Repertoire is hand selected to highlight the strengths of the ensemble as well as challenge the musicality of the participants. Rehearsals are held on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays during the Spring semester of the Academic Year. Acceptance is through scheduled auditions, yet all are encouraged to apply.



Our secondary wind band included majors and non-majors as well. The group is open to accelerated high school students as well as enthusiastic community members. This group gives our Music Education majors an opportunity to develop their secondary instrument skills, gives high school students additional performance experiences, offers prolonged music making in community members, and contributes to the sense of citizenship in the Alliance community. Repertoire is hand selected to expand the musicianship of participating members. Rehearsals are held on Wednesday nights during the Spring semester of the Academic Year. There are no auditions, but previous music experience is required.