We invite you to explore the exciting performance opportunities available to you at UAH. Our instrumental department is a thriving one, set within a instrumental rehearsal facility on a vibrant campus with a dynamic faculty. At UAH, a variety of instrumental ensembles will challenge and inspire you, regardless of your major. UAH Wind Ensemble The UAH Wind Ensemble, conducted by Dr. C. David Ragsdale email@example.com, is the university's premiere wind band. The wind ensemble's repertoire ranges from traditional band classics to ultra-modern works by today's leading composers. The UAH Wind Ensemble rehearses in the Instrumental Rehearsal Hall on Monday and Wednesday afternoons and performs twice per semester for the university community and for various other events throughout the year. UAH Honor Band The annual UAH Invitational Honor Band provides qualified middle and high school students with a world-class clinic experience, facilitated by today's leading wind band conductors and composers. Learn more about the UAH Honor Band UAH Jazz Ensembles The UAH Jazz Ensembles are 16-20 piece bands which focus on contemporary big band literature. The Jazz Ensembles have performed internationally, with tours to Sweden, Finland, Cuba , and Puerto Rico. Students in the band develop an understanding of - and experience in - jazz styles, improvisation, and performance techniques. The UAH Jazz Combos number four to eight members while focusing on improvisation and small group jazz. All jazz students gain exposure to a wide variety of jazz styles. UAH Steel Drum Band The UAH Steel Drum Band, directed by Deborah Loach firstname.lastname@example.org, is open to percussionists and non-percussionists, regardless of experience. The Steel Drum Band performs regularly as part of the UAH Percussion Ensemble program. UAH Pep Band The UAH Pep Band, directed by Zachary Tyree email@example.com, is the university's athletic band. The Pep Band cheers and performs for athletic and university events throughout the year. The band is open to all students, regardless of academic major or skill level. Guest Artists Experiences at UAH include interacting with today's leading artists and composers. Past guest visits included acclaimed composer David Maslanka, Col. Tom Holtan director of the US Army Band, and many others. Auditions Auditions for the Wind Ensemble, Pep Band and associated scholarships are scheduled each semester and/or arranged by appointment. Contact Shannon Womack firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information on all UAH ensembles and auditions. Learn more about UAH Music auditions.