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The NSU Symphonic Band is the premiere auditioned band at Northern State University. With approximately sixty members, the band performs a complete repertoire of literature from transcriptions to contemporary works. The band is comprised of students representing many different majors.

The band rehearses three hours per week and performs a minimum of three on-campus performances each year. In addition, the band tours each spring and has been featured at the South Dakota Music In-Service Conference three times in the past six years. Recently, the band was selected to represent South Dakota in a performance at the Kennedy Center for the Arts in Washington, DC. Formal attire is required for concert and tour performances. Tuxedos are available for check-out from the music department. Men are required to purchase a formal tuxedo shirt and tie. Women are required to wear a formal black dress.

Interested performers should arrange for an audition with Dr. LaFave prior to the start of each semester. Skills necessary to succeed in the band include a mature sound, solid technical command of the instrument, an eager and enthusiastic approach, and a willingness to work hard.



Northern State University Symphonic Band Photo

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