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.

    Coronavirus Update: NEW as of May 20, 2020

    Following the policy statement in early April by President Michael Driscoll in regard to the COVID-19 threat, and the announcement that all summer courses for the university will be online with no face-to-face instruction, the IUP Community Music School also canceled all face-to-face instruction through the end of the summer 2020 semester.

    The Indiana Concert Band does not normally meet during the summer, but registration for online private lessons is OPEN and will be ongoing and rolling through Friday, July 10.

    Please see the IUP Community Music School home page for additional information. For more information from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, please see the comprehensive Coronavirus Information page.

    Conductors

    Principal: Jason Worzbyt, IUP Professor of Music, College of Fine Arts, IUP
    Assistant: Luke Hamilton, Director of Bands, United High School

    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).

    Eligibility

    Wind, brass, and percussion players, age 15 (ninth grade for 2020–21 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.

  • Coronavirus Update: NEW as of May 20, 2020

    Following the policy statement in early April by President Michael Driscoll in regard to the COVID-19 threat, and the announcement that all summer courses for the university will be online with no face-to-face instruction, the IUP Community Music School also canceled all face-to-face instruction through the end of the summer 2020 semester.

    The Indiana Concert Band does not normally meet during the summer, but registration for online private lessons is OPEN and will be ongoing and rolling through Friday, July 10.

    Please see the IUP Community Music School home page for additional information. For more information from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, please see the comprehensive Coronavirus Information page.

    Fall Semester, 2020

    Rehearsals

    • Tuesdays, 7:00–9:00 p.m., September 1 through December 8, Room 121, Cogswell Hall
    • No rehearsal November 24 during Thanksgiving Break

    Concert

    • Date/Time TBA
    • Admission: $5 regular; $3 seniors, I-Card holders, students, and children; tickets are cash/check only, available noon–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

    • TBA
    • All players, returning or new, must contact the director, Jason Worzbyt, by email at reedtip@iup.edu about an audition. All new players must audition; returning players may or may not be asked to audition. Note: In nearly all cases the audition is not to get into the ensemble, but for Dr. Worzbyt to hear you play as to best determine part assignments.

    Repertoire

    • TBA

    Spring Semester, 2021

    Rehearsals

    • Tuesdays, 7:00–9:00 p.m., January 26 through May 4, Room 121, Cogswell Hall
    • Dr. Worzbyt will announce whether there will be rehearsal on March 9 during Spring Break.

    Concert

    • Day/Time TBA
    • Admission: $5 regular; $3 seniors, I-Card holders, students, and children; tickets are cash/check only, available noon–5:00 p.m. April 29–May 2 at the Performing Arts Center Box Office and then at the door one hour prior to the performance.

    Spring Auditions (New players only*)

    • TBA
      (Be sure to email 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