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Photo of a member of the Symphonic Band at the University of South Dakota

Our symphonic band is the premier wind band and the flagship ensemble of the university band program. Our band is comprised of the finest woodwind, brass and percussion players at the university, including both music majors and talented non-music majors. Concert repertoire consists of the highest quality music written or transcribed for wind instruments representing all periods of music history.

We typically perform two concerts a semester and regularly feature guest soloists and guest conductors. The band tours the region annually and performs every other year at the South Dakota Bandmasters Convention.

Auditions & Rehearsals

Auditions are open to all university students during the first week of each semester. The Symphonic Band rehearses Monday and Wednesday from 4 - 5:50 p.m. and Friday 4 - 4:50 p.m.

For more information, contact:

Name Department & Office Contact
John LaCognata
  • Assistant Professor, Director of Bands, Trumpet
W M Lee Center for Fine Arts 115