Wind Ensemble

The University Wind Ensemble is the premiere performing concert ensemble of the MSU Texas Bands. This by-audition-only ensemble performs the highest caliber of wind music in two to three concerts a semester. This ensemble is open to all students on campus, regardless of major.

Course Number: MUSC 1071, 2071, 3071, 4071
Meeting Time: 12:30-1:50 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday

For more information, please contact Dr. Matthew Luttrell, Director of Bands and Orchestra.

 

Golden Thunder Marching Band

The Golden Thunder Marching Band is the premiere student spirit squad on the MSU Texas campus, and performs traditional and cutting-edge music for thousands of fans every fall. Performances include all football halftimes, exhibition performances for University Interscholastic League (UIL) and professional sporting activities, as well as parades.

In addition, the Golden Thunder Marching Band has a long tradition of excellence in assisting individuals in our community! The marching band is an important symbol of the university, and highly respected amongst faculty and students.

The Golden Thunder Marching Band is open to all students on the MSU campus, regardless of major.

Course Number: MUSC 1041, 2041, 3041, 4041
Rehearsal Time: 7:30-8:50 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday, plus Saturday pre-game rehearsals.

For more information, please contact Dr. Matthew Luttrell, Director of Bands and Orchestra.

 

Basketball Band

The MSU Texas Basketball Band is a subsection of the Golden Thunder Marching Band that performs at both the Women's and Men's home basketball games.

The ensemble is comprised of music majors and non-majors, and provides a lively environment for the teams and the fans in D.L. Ligon Coliseum.

If you would like to join the Basketball Band, please contact Dr. Corey Robinson, Associate Director of Bands. 

 
Communiversity (Symphony) Orchestra

The Communiversity Orchestra is a dynamic addition to the MSU music program, with concerts featuring both string-specific and full orchestral repertoire, depending on personnel.

All violinists, violists, cellists and bassists are asked to join for part-placement only. The more the merrier!

Wind and percussion positions are by-audition-only, as parts are considered single-player only.

The ensemble is open to all students on campus, regardless of major, as well as members of the community.

Course Number: MUSC 1091, 2091, 3091, 4091
Rehearsal Time: 6:00-8:30 p.m. Monday evenings

For more information, please contact Dr. Matthew Luttrell, Director of Bands and Orchestra.

 

Jazz Ensemble

The University Jazz Ensemble is open to music majors and non-majors and focuses on  big-band and combo playing. The repertoire ranges from traditional to contemporary and varies to match the needs of the current ensemble. Auditions may be held if necessary.

Traditional jazz ensemble instruments include saxophone, trombone, trumpet, guitar, bass guitar, piano, and drum set. However, other instruments are welcome with the approval of the instructor.

Each semester, the University Jazz Ensemble will perform one to two concerts on and/or off campus in the local community.

Course Number: MUSC 1941, 2941, 3941, 4941
Meeting Time:  12:00-12:50 p.m., Monday, Wednesday and Friday

For more information, please contact Dr. Sarah Dunbar, Assistant Professor of Music and Jazz Ensemble Director. 

 

Percussion Ensemble

The Midwestern State University Percussion Ensemble is open to both percussion and non-majors. The ensemble serves as the primary chamber ensemble for percussion literature at MSU and in the city of Wichita Falls.

Each semester, the ensemble will perform a concert that incorporates different styles and genres of music commonly performed by percussion ensembles.

Course Number: MUSC 1081, 2081, 3081, 4081
Rehearsal Time: 3:30-4:50 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday, but students are only required to be present when rehearsing their assigned pieces.

If you would like more information about the Percussion Ensemble, please contact Dr. Corey Robinson, Director of Percussive Studies.

We would love to have you join!

 

Caribbean Pan Ensemble

The Caribbean Pan Ensemble is a student organization at Midwestern State University. The group is organized and instructed by students with expertise in Steel Pan performance.

The ensemble performs regularly on campus and typically takes 2-3 trips a year into the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex to perform at festivals and concerts.

Meeting Time: 6:00-7:30 p.m., Wednesday and Friday

If you would like more information about the Caribbean Pan Ensemble, please contact Dr. Corey Robinson, Director of Percussive Studies.