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to the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Bands!

The Department of Music and Theatre Arts offers a variety of bands designed to meet the artistic and educational needs of our students. Students from all academic disciplines are invited to participate in the band program as membership in the Wind Symphony, Symphony Band, University Band, Blugold Marching Band, and Blugold Athletic Band is open to all interested and qualified UW-Eau Claire students.

To learn more about our ensembles, faculty, staff, events, ensemble auditions, and our annual High School Honor Band, browse the tabs to the left.

If you have questions concerning any aspect of the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire band program, please feel free to contact me anytime or stop by for a personal visit if you are ever in the area!

Dr. John R. Stewart
Director of Bands
237 Haas Fine Arts Center
Department of Music and Theatre Arts
University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
Eau Claire, Wisconsin  54702-4004

Telephone: 715/836-4417

UWEC Bands


What UW-Eau Claire band members

have to say:

"The music program at UW-Eau Claire
allows me to follow my love for music
while continuing studies in other areas. 
By offering a wide variety of music
making opportunities, I am able to find
what fits best for me."

Rachel Meyer
Horn|Elementary Education


"The UW-Eau Claire band program
enables me to work with nationally
recognized conductors, perform with
faculty soloists, and study top tier
wind band repertoire, all within a
comfortable and positive environment."

Timothy Baumann
Oboe|Music Education

“The Blugold Marching Band is a great
community that allows nonmusic
majors to participate with highly skilled
musicians on a personal, relaxed basis.
It is a perfect balance of quality and

Patrick Murack
Trombone | Biology
Pre-Vet Program