Symphonic Band

Symphonic Band 2016-2017Under the direction of Associate Director of Bands Dr. Scott A. Jones, the Ohio State Symphonic Band has earned an enviable reputation through performances for the College Band Directors National Association, the Ohio Music Education Association, the Midwest International Band and Orchestra Clinic, the Ohio State Contemporary Music Festival, on tour, and through its recordings.

The Symphonic Band is comprised of approximately 65 instrumentalists, most of whom are undergraduate and graduate music majors. A registered Student Organization at Ohio State, the ensemble is led by a Student Board elected from the membership of the ensemble. Membership is open through auditions to all Ohio State University students. 

Symphonic Band performs a minimum of four campus concerts each year, as well as serving the campus community at the annual Autumn Commencement Exercises. Since 1990, Symphonic Band has premiered more than 20 new compositions for concert band. Students in the band have had the opportunity to work with such notable conductors and composers as Frederick Fennell, Frank Ticheli, H. Robert Reynolds, Gunther Schuller, Jennifer Higdon, John P. Paynter, Steven Bryant, David Gillingham, Daniel Bukvich, Nancy Galbraith, Jonathan Newman, Col. Timothy Foley, John Mackey, Elizabeth Green, Roger Cichy, David Maslanka and Warren Benson.

Symphonic Band – Scott A. Jones, conductor;
Undergraduate: Music 2204.02  |  Graduate: Music 7204.02
Classes meet MWF 1:50–3:55 p.m.