The UC Davis Concert Band Program has existed on the campus for
more than 50 years, performing in commencements, ceremonies, and
its own concerts.
The UC Davis Concert Band is an auditioned wind-symphony sized
group of about 55 musicians and plays during the
Fall, Winter, and Spring Quarters. Both groups are
open to all students, professors, alumni, and community members.
The Concert Band Program is proud to include students from over
30 majors and minors on campus.
In their quarterly concerts at the Mondavi Center, the band
performs classic works from the extensive band and wind ensemble
repertoire, as well as transcriptions of symphonic pieces and the
finest new works for band and wind ensemble. The band also travels and tours other campuses, recently
including Sacramento State University and the University of the
The bands host the biannual Causeway Youth Band Festival, where
guest composers/conductors are invited to UC Davis as clinicians.
The Causeway Band Festival includes two festival bands for high
school and junior high students. Past guest conductors include
Samuel Hazo, Mark Camphouse, and Frank Ticheli.
Rehearsals for the UC Davis Concert Band (MUS 143) are held on
Mondays and Wednesdays from 4:10–6:00 pm in Music 105.
Course Information: MUS 143: University Concert Band (2