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UofSC Bands

Committed to providing outstanding musical opportunities for students of all levels and abilities, regardless of major, University of South Carolina 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.

Due to health concerns raised by the spread of COVID-19, for everyone's safety, no in-person audiences are allowed for indoor performances at this time.


To keep the music playing for you, we will be streaming select performances and student recitals.


We regret we won’t be offering large ensemble concerts this fall.


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 UofSC Symphonic Winds, conducted by Jay Jacobs, performs music that represents both traditional and contemporary genres. Audition is required.
  • University Band
    The University Band 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

Cormac Cannon

Cormac Cannon

Cormac Cannon is director of bands and associate professor of music. He conducts the University of South Carolina Wind Ensemble, guides the graduate wind conducting program, and oversees all aspects of the band program.

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Jay Jacobs

Jay Jacobs is associate director of bands and associate professor of music. He is the director of the Carolina Band, conducts the Symphonic Winds and teaches courses within the School of Music.

Bailey Seabury

Bailey Seabury

Bailey Seabury is the instructor/arranger for the Carolina Band Drumline. He is currently pursuing the doctor of musical arts degree from USC, studying with Scott Herring. Active as a soloist, chamber musician and educator, he has performed with ensembles across the U.S. including the International Contemporary Ensemble, the South Carolina Philharmonic, and with members of NEXUS. 

Support Staff


Band Events

LIVE STREAMING: UofSC Wind Ensemble Concert

Monday, Mar. 29, 2021

Location: See Description for Event Location.

Cost: Free

View the Band Calendar

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