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  • Carolina Band

    Carolina Band at Williams-Brice Stadium

  • 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

USC Bands

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.

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 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


 

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Band Events

Wind Ensemble Concert

Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019

Location: See Description for Event Location.

Cost: Free

Congaree New Horizons Concert Bands and Chamber Music Ensembles

Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019

Location: School of Music 206 Recital Hall

Cost: Free

2020 USC Band Clinic Concert: Left Bank Big Band, Percussion Ensemble, and Palmetto Pans

Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020

Location: See Description for Event Location.

Cost: Free

2020 USC Band Clinic Concert: Symphonic Winds

Friday, Feb. 14, 2020

Location: See Description for Event Location.

Cost: Free

2020 Band Clinic Concert: USC Wind Ensemble

Friday, Feb. 14, 2020

Location: See Description for Event Location.

Cost: Free

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