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Ensembles

For more information about the ensembles, please follow the links below. Each group has different requirements for participation which can be found on the specific group’s webpage. If you have questions or need additional information about any of the groups, please contact the specific director for that group.


University Bands

1 Bugle RankFightin’ Texas Aggie Band – The Fightin’ Texas Aggie Band is nationally known for its precision military marching formations on the football gridiron and is the largest military marching band in the nation. This 400+ member, Corps of Cadets unit is the official marching band of Texas A&M University. Corps of Cadets membership is required.

20100416_TAMU_Bands(Photo By Gabriel Chmielewski)Wind Symphony – This select ensemble represents the finest wind and percussion players on the university campus. The literature performed ranges from chamber works of the 16th century to the most recent original compositions for large band. The Wind Symphony has performed at the Texas Music Educators Association (five times), the Western International Band Clinic in Seattle, the American Bandmasters Association (two times and convention host once), the College Band Directors National Association Convention (twice), and at the 2010 Midwest Clinic in Chicago. In 2008, the wind symphony performed in New York City’s Carnegie Hall. Since 1999, four European concert tours with the wind symphony have resulted in performances in Italy, Germany, Ireland, Austria, The Czech Republic, and England. The band records regularly each academic year and its series of compact discs recordings are with Mark Recordings of New York.

20100416_TAMU_Bands(Photo By Gabriel Chmielewski)Symphonic Winds, Symphonic Band and Concert Band – These ensembles consist of outstanding wind and percussion players from the university campus. Literature performed by these bands is chosen from the best of traditional and contemporary band works. The bands perform two concerts per semester and occasionally participate in off campus concerts and tours. Students from all majors are welcome in the bands.

5 Texas A&M Jazz Band in ConcertJazz Ensembles – The Department of Music Activities offers two sections of Jazz Ensemble for students with a record of formal high school jazz band experience. Both bands utilize standard large jazz ensemble instrumentation for 13 winds and 4 rhythm section instruments. The bands perform select literature from the best traditional and contemporary big band jazz repertoire and perform two concerts each semester, including campus and community performances.

21 HullabalooHullabaloo Band (basketball and volleyball band) – The Hullabaloo Band is housed in the Athletic Department and is a sponsored student organization, consisting of 100 student musicians that support Texas A&M Volleyball, and Men’s and Women’s Basketball. The band regularly travels to tournaments with the teams during postseason play.


Choral Activities

19 Singing CadetsSinging Cadets – Internationally known as the “Voice of Aggieland”, The Singing Cadets is Texas A&M University’s premier men’s chorus. Now in our 108th touring season, we will be performing over 60-70 concerts this year throughout Texas and the United States.15Century Singers in Concert 2

Century Singers – The Century Singers is Texas A&M’s top mixed choir and serves as an outlet for those students who wish to continue singing in a university setting.17 Women's Chorus in Concert

Women’s Chorus – The Women’s Chorus strives to promote excellence in the fine arts, to encourage cultural expansion at Texas A&M, to provide entertainment for the campus community, and to enhance the perception of its ensemble at all levels.


University Orchestras

4 Texas A&M Orchestra in ConcertUniversity Orchestra – The orchestras at Texas A&M University are outstanding musical ensembles comprised of students from all majors at the university. The orchestras provide its students with wonderful musical experiences while allowing time for academics and other interests. Students in the orchestras perform the best of orchestra literature at a high level of artistic achievement in a focused and supportive environment.