Welcome to the School of Music Athletic and Concert Bands

The University of Kentucky Bands are part of the School of Music, offering three concert bands, the Wildcat Marching Band, and Basketball Pep Band. Ensembles are open to all students. If you do plan to major in music you must be accepted into the School of Music.


College Statement of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (excerpt)

To meet the College’s mission of providing artistic and cultural experiences for the education and benefit of students, the University, and the Commonwealth, we are committed to granting access equally to the arts, creative culture and artistic expression. As a member of the state’s flagship institution we pledge to ensure that our campus is a place where differences are welcomed and valued, different perspectives are respectfully heard, and where every individual feels a sense of belonging and inclusion. Read Full Statement

Upcoming Events
  • Band students on stage
    Jan 28 2022, Jan 29 2022, Jan 30 2022

    Honor Weekend features two fantastic bands and lots of opportunities to learn, grow, and share in a once-in-a-lifetime experience with giants of the wind band world and other band students.…

    Singletary Center
  • Band students on stage
    Jan 28 2022, Jan 29 2022, Jan 30 2022

    Honor Weekend features two fantastic bands and lots of opportunities to learn, grow, and share in a once-in-a-lifetime experience with giants of the wind band world and other band students.…

    Singletary Center
  • Boston Brass musicians on stoop
    Jan 29 2022 | 7:30 - 9pm

    UK Wind Symphony, Dr. John Cody Birdwell, conductor

    For over 30 years Boston Brass has set out to establish a one-of-a-kind musical experience. From exciting classical arrangements to…

    Singletary Concert Hall
  • Band students on stage
    Jan 28 2022, Jan 29 2022, Jan 30 2022

    Honor Weekend features two fantastic bands and lots of opportunities to learn, grow, and share in a once-in-a-lifetime experience with giants of the wind band world and other band students.…

    Singletary Center
  • Apr 23 2022

    Presented by the UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY & MUSIC FOR ALL

    Windfest is Kentucky's premier concert band festival. In conjunction with Music for All the annual festival features:…

    Singletary Center
  • Apr 24 2022 | 3 - 4:30pm

    UK Wind Symphony

    Dr. John Cody Birdwell, conductor

    In accordance with University of Kentucky COVID mitigation policies, all audience members are required to wear a mask over their…

    Singletary Concert Hall
  • Apr 24 2022 | 7:30 - 10pm

    UK Symphony Band, Professor George Boulden, conductor

    UK Concert Band, Dr. Shayna Stahl, conductor

    This event is free and open to the public.

    All audience members are…

    Singletary Concert Hall
Created 08/19/2021
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Last Updated 11/18/2021