Indiana Concert Band

  • This ensemble provides a rich and engaging experience for all participants, whether in high school, college, or members of the community. Parts are rotated throughout the semester to give all players a variety of opportunities for section and solo playing.

    Conductor

    Jason Worzbyt, IUP Professor of Music, College of Fine Arts, IUP

    Cost

    $25 tuition per semester plus $25 registration fee (only a $1.79 per hour of rehearsal!)
    High school students pay only the registration fee (See our Scholarships Page for funding assistance—high school students only).

    Important Note: The ensemble is no longer combined with the IUP Concert Band. This means that IUP college students can participate in a band under the direction of a excellent and highly respected IUP music professor through the Community Music School for a total of $50 for the entire semester, instead of the cost of one college credit ($490.20 including mandatory fees for the 2018–19 AY).

    Eligibility

    Wind, brass, and percussion players, age 15 (ninth grade for 2018–19 academic year) and older.

    Auditions

    All college-level players, community members, and high school players must audition for the fall semester.

    For the spring semester, only college-level players and those community and high school members new to the ensemble need to audition. Community members and high school players who played in the fall semester do not need to re-audition. Simply e-mail Jeff Wacker (jwacker@iup.edu) and Jason Worzbyt (reedtip@iup.edu) to let them know you plan to continue playing in the ensemble.

    The audition for the Indiana Concert Band should consist of approximately three to four minutes of music. Prospective ensemble members can select any music of their choosing that best demonstrates their performing ability on their chosen instrument. Whether an etude, solo, or excerpts from band or orchestral literature, suggested is something lyrical demonstrating tone, phrasing, and musicianship, and something demonstrating technique. Scales may also be requested.

    Audition days, times, and locations, are listed under each semester. To schedule an audition, you MUST e-mail Jason Worzbyt at reedtip@iup.edu. If you cannot audition at any of the listed times, or for more information, e-mail Professor Worzbyt and he will work with you in finding an audition day/time that fits your schedule.

  • Fall Semester, 2018

    Rehearsals

    • Tuesdays, 7:00–9:00 p.m., September 4 through December 5, Room 121, Cogswell Hall
    • No rehearsal November 22 during Thanksgiving Break

    Concert

    • Friday, December 7, 7:30 p.m., Gorell Recital Hall, John Sutton Hall, IUP Main Campus
      Admission: $5 regular; $3 seniors, I-Card holders, students, and children; tickets are cash/check only, available 12:00–5:00 p.m. Dec. 3–7 at the Performing Arts Center Box Office, and then at the door one hour prior to the performance.

    Fall Auditions

    • Tuesday, August 28, 6:00–9:00 p.m., Room 121, Cogswell Hall
    • Tuesday, September 4, 5:00–7:00 p.m., Room 121, Cogswell Hall
      (Be sure to e-mail Jason Worzbyt at reedtip@iup.edu for a specific time)

    Repertoire

    • A Yorkshire Overture - Philip Sparke
    • An Original Suite - Gordon Jacob
    • Ave Maria - Franz Biebl / arr. Cameron
    • Pustza - Jan Van der Roost
    • West Side Story - Leonard Bernstein / arr. Duthoit

    Spring Semester, 2019

    Rehearsals

    • Tuesdays, 7:00–9:00 p.m., January 29 through May 7, Room 121, Cogswell Hall
    • No rehearsal March 12 during Spring Break

    Concert

    • TBA

    Spring Auditions (New community and HS players*)

    • Tuesday, January 23, 7:00–9:00 p.m., Room 121, Cogswell Hall
    • Tuesday, January 29, 4:00–6:00 p.m., Room 121, Cogswell Hall
      (Be sure to e-mail Jason Worzbyt at reedtip@iup.edu for a specific time)
      *If you previously auditioned in the fall, you do NOT need to re-audition for the spring; only players new to the ensemble need audition.

    Repertoire

    TBA