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Welcome to the website for the University of Illinois Bands. We are very glad that you are here! Whether you are visiting our site to simply learn more about the University of Illinois Bands, or are interested in joining one of our thirteen ensembles, you will find the information you need here.

The University of Illinois Band Program is among the most prominent, historic, and largest in the country. We enjoy a reputation for superb musical performance and innovation.  The quality of the program reflects the talent of our conductors, our School of Music faculty, and, most importantly, our students. The reputation of the bands program allows us the priviledge of robust participation and healthy interest from students throughout all programs of this world-class university.

Please enjoy “looking around” this site. Try to glimpse some of the rich history, listen to one of our fine concert ensembles, or make your way to the Marching Illini site to enjoy the sites and sounds of “The Nation’s Premier Marching Band."

If you are a prospective student, rest assured that there is a place for you in our Illinois Bands family.

Welcome, and enjoy!

Stephen Peterson
Director of Bands