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USC Bands

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

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Text BAND to (803) 205-0280 and fill out the form sent to your phone.


Concert Bands

  • USC 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.
  • USC 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 Dr. Qunitus Wrighten, provides musical challenge and growth as well as fellowship to all who enjoy performing. No audition is required.
  • Palmetto Concert Band
    Formed in 1999 by James Copenhaver and William Moody, the Palmetto Concert Band is one of the leading adult bands in the nation and is made up of professionals and semi-professional musicians from through South Carolina.

Athletic Bands

  • Carolina Band
    The 350-member “Mighty Sound of the Southeast” performs in front of tens of thousands of Gamecock fans each football season and is the largest and most visible student organization on campus.
  • 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


 

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Band Concerts

2023 USC Band Clinic Concert: Symphonic Winds

Friday, Feb. 10, 2023

Location: See Description for Event Location.

Cost: Free

2023 Band Clinic Concert: USC Wind Ensemble

Friday, Feb. 10, 2023

Location: Koger Center Auditorium, See Description for Event Location.

Cost: Free

2023 Band Clinic Guest Bands Concert

Saturday, Feb. 11, 2023

Location: See Description for Event Location.

Cost: FREE

2023 Band Clinic Concert: Palmetto Concert Band

Saturday, Feb. 11, 2023

Location: See Description for Event Location.

Cost: FREE

2023 Band Clinic Concert

Sunday, Feb. 12, 2023

Location: See Description for Event Location.

Cost: Free

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