Saint Joseph’s College Department of Music offers comprehensive academic and professional training to all students. For instrumentalists, the band program offers a variety of musical experiences and is open to qualified students regardless of major. All ensembles perform regularly on campus and many have the opportunity to tour and perform for a variety of audiences. Grants are available to students majoring in Music as well as students majoring in any other academic area.
A select ensemble that performs musical literature from the jazz, blues, and big band idioms.
Marching Band includes winds, percussion, guard, and dance team. The marching band provides entertainment at all home football games and travels to one away game each year. The band also performs in various parades, including the Little Cousin Jasper Festival Parade in Rensselaer. The brass section of the Marching Band recently performed the National Anthem at the Indiana State School Music Association State Marching Band Finals at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.
A group that is comprised of students from all over campus who enjoy playing music in an orchestral setting. The orchestra plays literature from Baroque to Classical to Contemporary. It is open to all students at SJC without a formal audition.
Puma Pep Band performs at home basketball games, provides entertainment to fans, and has two bands that play at both men’s and women’s games. Saint Joseph’s College is a member of the Great Lakes Valley Conference, the premier basketball conference in NCAA Division II. Our pep band has been noted as one of the best in the conference.
A large ensemble that is comprised of students from all over campus who enjoy playing music. This group performs one concert each semester and at Commencement at the conclusion of each school year. The Symphonic Band is open to all students at SJC without a formal audition.
Wind Ensemble consists of 30 musicians who audition for membership in this group. The Wind Ensemble is the premier instrumental group on campus and performs at least one major concert per semester and participates in special College events. The Wind Ensemble is the premier instrumental touring ensemble, alternating tour years with the Concert Choir.
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