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Symphonic Band


The University of South Dakota Symphonic Band is the "flagship" of the University band program. Under the direction of Dr. Rolf Olson, its mission is "to promote the study and performance of symphonic wind band literature while preparing students for future opportunities as educators, performers, and consumers of high quality band music".

In addition to several concerts on campus each year, the Symphonic Band annually tours the region and performs every other year at the South Dakota Bandmasters Convention. National and/or international tours take place every three to four years. Auditions are open to all university students during the first week of the each semester. The rehearsal schedule is Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 4 - 5 p.m.

For more information please contact Dr. Rolf Olson, director of bands at