100th Anniversary of Bands

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Celebrate 100 Years of the University Bands

The 2022-2023 academic year marks the Centennial Celebration of the University Bands at UW–Eau Claire. In 1922, student leader Forrest Mortiboy and twenty fellow students formed the first band at UWEC. Today, the University Band program consists of three concert bands (Wind Symphony, Symphony Band, University Band), four jazz ensembles, numerous chamber ensembles and combos, the Blugold Athletic Band (BAB), the Blugold Marching Band (BMB) and serves over 700 UWEC students across every major on campus. The ensembles frequently perform on campus, in the community, region, country, and internationally.  

Support the University Bands

Celebrate 100 years of Blugold music with a gift to the Rodney Hudson Band Scholarship. As college admission is more competitive and tuition rates rise, your contribution can help us provide valuable support for the next generation of musicians at UWEC. Your gift to the Rodney Hudson Band Scholarship will help us continue to recruit top tier musicians for the UW-Eau Claire band program!


Join the Celebration at the Alumni Band Weekend

Join us April 28-30, 2023 to celebrate 100 years of the University Bands. The weekend will feature concerts by the Symphony Band, the Wind Symphony (with a world premiere of a piece by alumna Erika Svanoe) and an Alumni Band (register to join the alumni band). This is your chance to celebrate with us and connect with fellow Blugolds! 

Friday, April 28, 2023

7:30pm - Symphony Band Concert - Gantner Concert Hall (tickets required)

Reception in Haas Lobby following the Concert

Saturday, April 29, 2023

10am-noon - Alumni Band Rehearsal (Gantner and HFA 139)

Noon-2pm - Lunch

2-4pm - Alumni Band Rehearsal (Gantner and HFA 139)

7:30pm - Wind Symphony Concert - Gantner Concert Hall (tickets required)

Reception in Haas Lobby following the Concert

Sunday, April 30, 2023

2pm - Alumni Band Concert - Gantner Concert Hall (Free Event)

Reception in Haas Lobby following the Concert

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$50

Music Fan

With your gift of $50, you can rest assured knowing you are supporting the future of the University Bands at UW-Eau Claire

$100

Music Enthusiast

With your gift of $100, you can rest assured knowing you are supporting the future of the University Bands at UW-Eau Claire

$250

Ensemble Member

With your gift of $250-499, you will get your name n print on all 100th anniversary publications + website and 2 complementary tickets to all 100th anniversary season concert band performance at Haas Fine Arts.

$500

Soloist

With a gift of $500-999, you will get your name in print on all 100th anniversary publications + website and 2 complementary tickets to all 100th anniversary season concert band performance at the Pablo and Haas Fine Arts.

$1,000

Conductor

With a gift of $1,000 or more, you will get your name in print on all 100th anniversary publications + website, an invitation to private pre-concert reception in Foster Art Gallery before the Symphony Band concert on Friday, April 28th and 2 complementary tickets to all 100th anniversary season concert band performance at the Pablo and Haas Fine Arts.