University of Nevada Bands

Make music in all kinds of settings

There's a place for everyone in the University of Nevada Bands! We offer a welcoming and comprehensive program that provides positive musical experiences for students of all majors.

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. 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. It has frequent collaboration with guest artists, recording projects and concert tours on the agenda. The Nevada Concert Winds, a division of the wind ensemble, 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. We emphasize musical excellence, artistry, community, fun and changing lives through music.

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Stay up-to-date on auditions, important dates and other information. You do not need to be a high school senior to fill out an interest form! Please check all bands of interest on the bottom of the interest form.