* Meets in a hybrid format for Winter Quarter
For Winter Quarter 2021, we are developing a playing focused
curriculum that is adaptable for any combination of in-person
and on-line delivery. We will continue to implement a primarily
online performing curriculum culminating in creating
recorded performances of the very highest caliber, working with
a professional recording engineer. If circumstances allow,
performers will attend professional quality recording sessions
on campus. If this is not possible, virtual (at home)
recordings of the very highest caliber will be produced with
the guidance and participation of our recording engineer.
Step 2: Please
submit a recording including up to 3 minutes of a prepared
piece or pieces of your choice plus two major scales. Scales may
be at any speed you like, but between the two they need to
demonstrate both the lower and higher ranges of the
If you prefer to set a live (online) meeting time, please
email Pete Nowlen with your request.
In order to be flexible to meet various possible
scenarios the UC Davis Concert Band will prepare large
chamber wind repertoire plus selections from the Brain Music
Flex Band Series. Final repertoire selections will be made
as the class roster develops. Here are some samples,
Preparation of chosen repertoire will take place in a combination
of on-line sessions and (if possible) small in-person rehearsals.
On-line class sessions will initially focus on important elements
of preparing the piece. Common stylistic issues, practice
A plan will be in place for completely virtual rehearsal and
performance in case that proves necessary, so a reference
recording will be prepared for each piece.
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.