The Kutztown University Symphonic Band specializes in music written for the full instrumentation of the symphonic band medium. The Symphonic Band functions only in the spring semester and is lead by Prof. Daniel Neuenschwander. It performs a wide variety of Wind band literature: standard repertoire, recently published compositions, and selections from festival lists. The Symphonic Band is comprised of students from all facets of university life, regardless of major, who which to continue making music throughout their collegiate years. Members typically include music majors, non-music majors, and music majors performing on secondary instruments. The band rehearses on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 4:30 - 5:20 p.m., and performs one concert in the spring term. Auditions are required for proper part assignments, but everyone interested in performing will be accepted. Auditions are held at the start of each semester for all instrumental ensembles. Audition music is generally available in a downloadable electronic format several weeks before the auditions. Audition sign-ups are available in the music office, Old Main 114, a couple days before the start of each new semester.
Professor Daniel Neuenschwander