UB Concert Band

UB Concert Band

The UB Concert Band presents a wide variety of music, spanning from Wagner, Mozart and Strauss to Ellington and Zappa. Open to students of all majors without any audition requirements, the UB Concert Band presents two concerts annually in Slee Concert Hall. The ensemble rehearses twice weekly.

Over the course of the year, a variety of guests visit rehearsals to give master classes and work with the band on sectionals. This is an important part of the course; band members have the opportunity to work with a number of excellent professional musicians each year. Band members are also elibible to receive complimentary tickets for selected concerts in Lippes Concert Hall.

The UB Concert Band is directed by Jon Nelson. Professor Nelson brings extensive experience and dedication to his role as director of the UB Concert Band. In addition to being on the faculty at UB he also maintains a busy schedule as a performer, composer, and arranger throughout the United States and abroad.

Jon Nelson discusses the concert band's thought-provoking repertoire and professional work ethic, and the importance of establishing a musical presence in Buffalo.

Upcoming Performances

Check the events page for info on future concerts

UB Concert Band

Course Information

Auditon Information

NO auditions are required. Contact Professor Nelson for additional information.


Undergraduates: MUS 331, 2.0 credits
Graduates: MUS 531, 2.0 credits
Non-Majors: MUS 131 MFC, 2.0 credits

Rehearsal Schedule

Monday/Wednesday, 4:00 - 5:00pm
B1 Baird