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.
Join us for the final Concert Band/Wind Symphony concert of the year, on Thursday, 27 April at 7:30pm! Featuring Professor Kurt Fowler on cello, and Conducting Apprenticeship competition winner Abby Layer. The concert will open with the ISU Concert Band, under the direction of Dr. Doug Keiser.
Interested in trying out for the 2017 Marching Sycamores 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.
Color Guard 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 contact us by using the form at the bottom of the page. Download the Guard Audition Packet here!
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...
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)