WWU Bands


There are performing opportunities for everyone – music majors and non-majors alike – in Western’s band program. All students, regardless of major, are encouraged to take part in one of the three bands on campus.

Students will not be able to register for auditioned ensembles until after Ensemble Audition results have been posted. Credits from ensembles may apply towards total graduation requirements. Additionally, credits may apply to upper-division and elective requirements for graduation.


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Symphonic Band

Winds · Brass · Percussion

Audition Information

The Symphonic Band includes eighty-plus players performing standard literature for concert band by composers such as Holst, Grainger, Sousa, and Reed as well as contemporary works. The Symphonic Band rehearses Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:00-4:50 pm.

Wind Symphony

Winds · Brass · Percussion

Audition Information

The Wind Symphony, a select group of Western Washington University's finest musicians, performs literature from the standard wind band repertoire as well as music from some of today's best living composers. The Wind Symphony performs in the Performing Arts Center Concert Hall, a state-of-the-art, acoustically thrilling hall seating 645 patrons.

Viking Athletic Band

Winds · Brass · Percussion

More Info

No audition needed!

The Western Washington University Viking Band is a large pep band consisting of both music majors and non-music majors. The Viking Band plays at all home WWU Volleyball, WWU Men's and Women's Basketball Games at Carver Gym, creating an energetic and positive environment for students and fans by supporting our teams with high-energy music and loud cheering.

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Looking for more information?

If you have any questions, we're happy to find you an answer. Call the Music Department Office 360-650-3130, or view the directory of faculty and staff.