Winds & Percussion

Stars, Stripes and Sousa!
The UT Arlington Wind Symphony presents an old-fashioned band concert in the tradition of "March King" John Philip Sousa on Sunday afternoon, September 14 at 3pm. Overtures, soloists, and of course, marches! The concert will be presented "on the lawn" in the Architecture Courtyard at the corner of Nedderman Drive and Greek Row Drive. Rain location is next door in Texas Hall. Ample free parking is available. Concert-goers are invited to bring their blankets or lawn chairs but there will also be limited chair seating. Children of all ages are welcome -  there will be free lemonade and ice cream for everyone! Free admission.
TMEA All-State Music Clinic
The Wind and Percussion faculty of UTA are happy to offer their annual clinic on the TMEA all-state music. The free clinic will be held on the morning of Saturday, September 20. It's a great opportunity to get off to a good start on preparation for region and state auditions!
The Band Program at the University of Texas Arlington is a comprehensive program encompassing all types of performing organizations and opportunities. In our three concert ensembles and marching band, we strive to provide positive musical opportunities that are important for those students who are preparing for careers in music as well as those non-majors who simply enjoy performing. No matter what your major, you will find the UTA Bands to be a rewarding and enjoyable experience.
Wind Symphony Releases  CD
The UTA Wind Symphony’s CD, Ceremonial, is available for purchase from the UTA Bands. Remastered and produced by Mark Records (New York) from the ensemble’s performance at the 2012 Texas Music Educators Association Clinic/Convention, the disc includes Ceremonial by Bernard Rands, Avelynn’s Lullaby by Joel Puckett, First Suite in E-flat by Gustav Holst, and Lost Vegas by Michael Daugherty.
CDs are available for purchase from the UTA Ensembles Office for $20 each. Proceeds go to the band scholarship fund. Contact the band office for more information.
The Wind and Percussion Area in the Department of Music at UTA has offerings for all UTA students, regardless of major. Music majors of all concentrations study with our faculty and can participate in any of our ensemble offerings. Wind and Percussion undergraduate students may major in music performance, music education, music business/media, music theory, or composition. Graduate students may major in music education, conducting or performance. Private instruction is offered on all wind and percussion instruments by our faculty of artist-teachers, many of whom hold prestigious performance posts in the region. Many of our students have gone on to successful careers in performance and music education and have been admitted to the best graduate programs around the country. Each studio sponsors a variety of musical activities and guest artists as well as offering numerous opportunities for solo and small group performance.
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