The UAB Symphony Band was formed in 2006 to accommodate the growth in musicianship of the UAB Bands’ students. This group contains both music majors as well as non-music majors who simply love the act of creating music in the wind band setting. Emphasis is placed on developing outstanding tone quality, solid intonation, technical proficiency, and ensemble musicality. The Symphony Band performs 1-2 concerts each semester at the beautiful Alys Stephens Center adjacent to the music building—UAB’s Hulsey Center. The Symphony Band can also be heard annually at a holiday concert given for senior adults at a local church and at the spring commencement of UAB each year.
Auditions for the chair placement in the ensemble are held during the first week of classes in the fall and spring semesters. Audition music is available in the Band Office (Hulsey 208) one week before the auditions begin. Auditions are open to all interested university students. The Symphony Band meets on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 2:00-3:15.