The Ball State Campus and Concert Bands are traditional concert bands that provide an opportunity for music and non-music majors to participate on a limited rehearsal and performance schedule. Campus band meets only in the fall and Concert Band meets only in the spring.  

The ensembles’ goals are to provide an opportunity for students to continue performing wind band music at the collegiate level. Music education majors are encouraged to perform with the Campus or Concert Band on secondary instruments.


Fall & Spring Semester

Course Information

Rehearsal Time: Tuesday 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Location: Music Instruction Building Room 152
Course Number: MUSC 345
Open to all students on campus.

2022-2023 Conductors
Brent Echols, Doctoral Graduate Assistant
Cassidy Nalepa, Doctoral Graduate Assistant

There is no audition requirement for membership, but they are held for chair placement and part assignments. Simply enroll in the class and join us for the first rehearsal! Chair placement and part assignment auditions generally take place at the second or third rehearsal.


Graduate Program in Wind Conducting

wind band symphony performing on stage

The graduate program in wind band conducting is a small and selective program that prepares students to effectively function in academic and professional settings. Ball State offers  a master of music with a major in conducting and the doctor of arts in music with a primary emphasis in conducting. Graduate assistantships and yearly stipends are available for students in these programs.