University of Nevada Bands

The University of Nevada Bands

There's a place for everyone in the University of Nevada Bands!  We offer a comprehensive band program that provides positive musical experiences for students of all majors, and meets the specific needs of music majors and minors.

As one of the most recognizable groups on campus, the Wolf Pack Marching Band has proudly been Nevada's largest musical ambassador since its formation in 1980. Whether performing on campus, or destinations like Honolulu, Chicago, or San Diego, the Wolf Pack Marching Band brings spirit and energy that enhances the university experience for all who encounter it.  The Howler's Pep Band performs for basketball games at home, and makes frequent tournament trips to places like Nashville, Milwaukee and Atlanta. Averaging around 200 members each year, these powerful ensembles are comprised of students from nearly every major on campus. 

The nationally recognized Nevada Wind Ensemble is the flagship concert band at the University. Using one-per-part instrumentation, the Wind Ensemble performs a broad repertoire of classic and contemporary styles, frequent collaboration with guest artists, recording projects, and concert tours are often on the agenda. The Concert Winds adheres to the same instrumentation and artistic principles, and serves a broad student population from across the University, including many non-music majors. 

You Are Invited

With ensemble members representing virtually every academic major at the University, and coming to Nevada from across the globe, the University Bands are some of the most diverse organizations on campus. Our groups emphasize musical excellence, artistry, community, and the fun of changing lives through music. We invite you to dig deeper into this site, and discover more of who we are! 

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Contact Us

Contact Bands (1226)

1664 N. Virginia Street

Reno, NV 89557

Phone (775) 682-9036

Fax (775) 784-6896

Virginia Street Gym, Room 100