Bands

The band program at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville is dedicated to stimulating musical growth and providing a comprehensive education to prepare aspiring teachers and performers. The bands provide avocational opportunities for students majoring in disciplines other than music; promote and sustain the proud musical heritage of wind and percussion literature; offer personal rich and unique social contacts; and serve the University from the football field to the concert stage. The UW-Platteville Bands are open to both music majors and non-music majors.

Placement auditions are given during the first week of school for entrance into the Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Symphony Band, and Chamber Winds.  The placement audition will determine band and chair placement in the Symphonic Wind Ensemble or Symphony Band; Chamber Winds will be selected from the members in these groups.  All students who audition will be placed in one of the university bands.  Click on the Band Auditions link on the right to download audition material.

Band Ensembles

Symphonic Wind Ensemble

Symphonic Wind Ensemble

The Symphonic Wind Ensemble is the premier wind group of the UW-Platteville Music Department and consists of the finest wind and percussion players at the university. More info...

Symphony Band

Symphony Band

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville Symphony Band is a group of talented musicians who provide performances of artistic merit for the benefit of the University and the Southwestern Wisconsin community. More info...

Chamber Winds

Chamber Winds

Chamber Winds is comprised of select members from the Symphony Band and/or Wind Ensemble who perform masterworks of the chamber music repertoire. More info...

Marching Pioneers

Marching Pioneers

With as many as 10 annual field shows, parades, and concert performances combined, the Marching Pioneers are seen by 70,000 people, making it one of the most visible and vital organizations on campus. More info...

Basketball Pep Band

Basketball Pep Band

The Basketball Pep Band consists of a core of musicians who perform for men’s and women’s home basketball games.  This group travels to tournament games.

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