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Bands Celebrate 100 Years on Campus

Give Today - Rodney Hudson Band Scholarship!

Rodney Hudson Band Scholarship

About the 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!

Giving Levels

Conductor

$1,000+

  • Name in print on all 100th anniversary publications + website
  • Invitation to private pre-concert reception in Foster Art Gallery before the Symphony Band concert on Friday, April 28th
  • 2 complimentary tickets to all 100th anniversary season concert band performance at the Pablo and Haas Fine Arts

Soloist

$500-$999

  • Name in print on all 100th anniversary publications + website
  • 2 complimentary tickets to all 100th anniversary season concert band performance at the Pablo and Haas Fine Arts

Ensemble Member

$250-$499

  • Name in print on all 100th anniversary publications + website
  • 2 complimentary tickets to all 100th anniversary season concert band performance at Haas Fine Arts

 

Give Today!  Thank you for investing in the future of the UWEC Bands.

 

Donor Wall - Thank You!

Conductor $1000+

  • Douglas Berg-Williams
  • Larry Chamberlain
  • RG Conlee
  • Aaron Doty
  • Cindy Ford
  • Elizabeth (Bestie) Graham
  • Barb Hovey
  • Larry Lelli
  • Russel Mikkelson
  • Andrew Neesley
  • Bill Simon

Soloist $500-$999

  • Thomas Bruckner
  • Delphine and Joe Casey
  • Charita Fidelity
  • Chris and Erin Gleason
  • Renee Rademaker
  • James Reitz

Ensemble $250-$499

  • Kathryn Bressler-Mansell
  • BAE Systems
  • Jeffery Rosendahl
  • Bill and Barbara Stewart

 

Contributions since 1/1/2022

2022 Band Concert

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. 

 

UW - Eau Claire celebrates 100 years of the band program - WEAU Story

Alumni Band Weekend - April 28-30, 2023

Register to Join the Alumni Band!

Join us April 28-30 for our Alumni Band weekend as we celebrate 100 years of University Bands!  The weekend will feature performances by the musicians of the Symphony Band and Wind Symphony including concerto competition winners, student conductors, the world premiere of Symphony in Blue and Gold by alumnus Erika Svanoe, along with rehearsals and performance of the UWEC Alumni Band.  There will be time to connect with friends, colleagues, and UWEC faculty (past and present).  Dr. Ostrander and Dr. Stewart will lead rehearsals of the Alumni Band on Saturday and Sunday to prepare for the Sunday afternoon concert. 

Friday, April 28, 2023

6pm - Donor Reception - Foster Art Gallery

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

Reception in Haas Lobby following the Concert (sponsored by the National Band Association student organization)

 

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 (sponsored by the National Band Association student organization)

 

Sunday, April 30, 2023

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

Reception in Haas Lobby following the Concert (sponsored by the National Band Association student organization)

 

While I believe the musical instruction is second-to-none, the personal growth I gained from being a part of the UWEC music community has been even more beneficial to my professional career.

Dan Urness Teaching - All Music, Instrumental Emphasis

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