Concert, athletic ,and jazz bands are open to any Illinois State University student wishing to participate. You do not have to be a music major to perform, though some require an audition.
Performances of the Illinois State University bands are open to the Illinois State University community and the public. Tickets are available at the Center for Performing Arts (CPA) Box Office or football tickets are available at GoRedbirds.com.
ILLINOIS STATE UNIVERSITY BANDS MISSION STATEMENT
The mission of the Illinois State University Bands is to promote and foster the highest artistic achievement in music-making, music learning, and musical experience for our student musicians and our patrons. We will create a diverse educational environment that addresses the needs of our future performers, educators, and scholars with a commitment to the growth of each individual as an artist.
We will promote the growth of the wind band medium by carefully creating concert experiences for our students and audiences that uphold essential histories and traditions, but also innovatively look to future possibilities. We will support recognized and promising composers and seek out new opportunities for creative collaborations.
The Illinois State University Bands will strive to become a cultural destination for the university and its surrounding community by maintaining a welcoming environment for students across campus and the community at large. We will expand the impact of Illinois State University through outreach, service, and leadership at the community, state, national, and international levels.
For more information about any of the Bands at Illinois State University, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Anthony C. Marinello, III
Director of Bands
Polly K. Middleton
Assistant Director of Bands
Ben M. Stiers
Assistant Director of Bands & Percussion
Thomas J. Marko
Director of Jazz Studies