Welcome to the website for the Sycamore Bands of Indiana State University! Each and every one of our ensembles is open to ALL students on campus, regardless of major. Some groups (Wind Orchestra, Wind Symphony, Marching Sycamores Percussion, Sycamore Color Guard) require an audition, while others are open to all with only modest requirements (Marching Sycamores, Sycamore Basketball Band, Concert Band).
It is our goal to be as inclusive as possible. If you miss playing your instrument (or spinning a flag), we can find an ensemble that will fit your ability level and motivation. You do not have to be a music major in order to participate. In the past, our ensembles have been represented by majors from all across campus, including (to mention only a few) Athletic Training, Biology, Business, Chemistry, Communications, English, History, Marketing, Mathematics, Philosophy, Political Science, Pre-Law, Pre-Med, Psychology, Special Education, and many, many more!
See below for the latest news about the band program, as well as our upcoming events. Please use the links in the header above to navigate our website. You can contact us via social media (upper left hand corner and in the footer) or via our Contact Form below.
MARCHING BAND/BAND CAMP
The Summer Newsletter is here (the file is a bit on the large size, and may take a few moments to download). It contains a plethora of information on the upcoming band camp and season, including schedules, checklists, important links, and more. If you are planning to march in the Fall 2017 edition of the Marching Sycamores, this is a must-read.
Interested in performing with the 2017 Marching Sycamores? Fill out this form and we'll stay in touch over the summer and send you information regarding band camp dates, audition information, and more..
Percussionists! Do you want to be a part of the 2017 Sycamore Drumline? Auditions take place during band camp (the week before classes begin). Click here to download the 2017 Percussion Exercise Packet which will be used at Camp (and be sure to fill out this form to put yourself on our radar).
Guard and Twirler auditions will take place on the campus of Indiana State University on Saturday, 13 May, from 9am to 5pm. If you are interested in auditioning, please fill out this form, and be sure to download the Guard Audition Packet.
If you are interested in participating in any of our concert ensembles (Wind Orchestra, Wind Symphony, Concert Band, Symphony Orchestra) please head over to the Audition page and read up on what the requirements for each ensemble are.
Interested in performing with the 2017-2018 Sycamore Basketball Band? Fill out this form and we'll send you information on rehearsals, game schedules, and more.
(for more dates, please check the Events page)