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School of Music

  • Carolina Band
  • USC Wind Ensemble with Scott Weiss conducting

    USC Wind Ensemble and Scott Weiss

  • Symphonic Winds with Cormac Cannon conducting

    USC Symphonic Winds and Cormac Cannon

UofSC Bands

Join our three drum majors for a live, online Carolina Band Audition/Membership Q&A session. These half-hour sessions will take place March 27, 28 and 29, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. EST and are open to students and parents.
Join here and enter the Meeting ID number 969 330 324

Committed to providing outstanding musical opportunities for students of all levels and abilities, regardless of major, USC Bands offer outstanding concert ensembles and the much-loved marching band.

Interested in playing?
Text BAND to 803-205-0280 and fill out the form sent to your phone, or fill out the form here.


 

Concert Bands

  • UofSC Wind Ensemble
    The premier wind band at the university, conducted by Cormac Cannon, is one of the finest of its kind in the nation. Audition is required.
  • UofSC Symphonic Winds
    The USC Symphonic Winds, conducted by Jay Jacobs, performs music that represents both traditional and contemporary genres. Audition is required.
  • University Band
    The University Band, conducted by Tonya Mitchell-Spradlin, provides musical challenge and growth as well as fellowship to all who enjoy performing. No audition is required.

Athletic Bands

  • Carolina Band
    The 360-member “Mighty Sound of the Southeast” performs in front of tens of thousands of Gamecock fans each week and is the largest and most visible student organization on campus.
  • Carolina Basketball Band
    The basketball pep band cheers on the men’s and women’s basketball teams.
  • Colorguard
    The Colorguard is an integral part of the Carolina Band. Members are selected through a highly competitive audition process in the spring before each football season.
  • Coquettes
    Members of the elite dance team for the Carolina Band are selected through a competitive audition process in the spring before each football season.
  • Drumline
    Carolina Band drumline members are selected through a competitive audition process.
  • Feature Twirlers
    Performers for the Carolina Band are selected through a competitive audition process.

For more information: uscbands@mozart.sc.edu, 803-777-4278


 

Band Faculty

Support Staff


Band Events

CANCELLED: Symphonic Winds

Thursday, Apr. 16, 2020

Location: See Description for Event Location.

Cost: Free

CANCELLED: UofSC Wind Ensemble concert

Sunday, Apr. 19, 2020

Location: See Description for Event Location.

Cost: n/a

CANCELLED: University Band Concert

Monday, Apr. 20, 2020

Location: See Description for Event Location.

Cost: Free

University Bands Concert

Monday, Nov. 16, 2020

Location: See Description for Event Location.

Cost: Free

Band Clinic: Left Bank Big Band, USC Percussion Ensemble, and USC Palmetto Pans

Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021

Location: See Description for Event Location.

Cost: Free

View the Band Calendar

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