The Yale Concert Band, a group of 45-50 wind, brass, and percussion players, embraces the aesthetics of the traditional wind band and the contemporary experimental ensemble. Our repertoire consists of a panoply of wind band classics; premieres by and commissions of Yale students, faculty and established world-class composers; and the newest wind band literature that incorporates electro-acoustic sounds, folk/rock/hiphop music, soloists, and theatrical trappings.
Our music has been exported around the world - in the last year, the Yale Concert Band has performed in concert halls in the Baltics, and two years ago, performed in New York City's Carnegie Hall and Bethesda's Strathmore Hall. In 1959, the Yale Concert Band became the first college band to produce an international tour, and, since then, has appeared in concerts in Japan, South Africa, Swaziland, Mexico, Brazil, Bermuda, Russia, Finland, the Czech Republic, Austria, Spain, Ireland, England, France, Italy, Denmark, Germany, Holland, Belgium, Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia.
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- August 2013 - The Concert Schedule and Audition Excerpts for the 2013-14 season are now posted!
- June 2013 - The Concert Band just returned from a tour of the Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia! Click here to see a photo gallery.
Check out the FAQ for a basic idea as to who we are and what we do. Email us to get in contact with the director, the business manager, or one of our officers.
The 2013-14 Concert
Schedule and Rehearsal Schedule are available online.
Alumni: Go to the Alumni
Weekend Page for more information.