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Student Mary Calo and Jaqueline Rocamora playing bassoon in band rehearsalDr. Hammer conducting a Symphonic Wind Ensemble performanceStudent Sarah Slezak playing trombone in band rehearsal
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Jessica Siena
Director of Conservatory Admissions
Faye Spanos Concert Hall, 3rd Floor
3601 Pacific Avenue
Stockton, CA 95211

Pacific Bands

Whether serving academic and professional training, supporting Tiger athletics, or entertaining at University functions, Pacific Bands have always played an integral role at University of the Pacific. Over 130 students representing 12 states, 16 academic majors, and 6 schools or colleges within the University, participate in the Pacific Bands. The program's rich history and vibrant future are dedicated to continued growth, service, and a uniquely powerful "esprit de corps" that reflect the University's commitment to topflight, student-centered education.

Symphonic Wind Ensemble

The Symphonic Wind Ensemble is comprised of our most accomplished wind, brass and percussion students. Repertoire is drawn from the standards for concert band including Hindemith's Symphony in Bb and Grainger's Lincolnshire Posy as well as transcriptions and the great wealth of contemporary music for wind ensemble.

PArticipation in the ensemble is open to all Pacific students by audition. General Education credit is available to non-music majors who participate in the band. 

The Symphonic Wind Ensemble plays on campus but also travels extensively performing recently as invited headliners at the California All State Music Education Conference and the Western International Band Clinic in Seattle. In March 2019, SWE performed at Stanford, CA, and New York City's Carnegie Hall. The ensemble recorded their second album at the famed Skywalker Ranch Studios in 2013. 

Take a moment to listen to the Symphonic Wind Ensemble perform excerpts from:

University Concert Band

As with Symphonic Wind Ensemble, literature for the University Concert Band comes from contemporary, transcription, and standard band repertory. Performances include music from light classics to show tunes. The band performs on-campus each semester and also hosts concerts shared with local high schools.

Membership is open to all Pacific students. No audition is necessary and General Education credit is available to non-music major participants.

Pacific Pep Band

Student leadership, unequalled spirit, and great performance are the hallmarks of the 50-member Pacific Pep Band. The band plays for Women's Volleyball (two time Division I national champs), Women's Basketball, Men's Basketball (six-time March Madness participants), and at the West Coast Conference Basketball tournament in Las Vegas; all of which adds up to a great college band experience. The Pacific Pep Band is not a Conservatory ensemble, but is funded by the Athletic Department. Membership is open to all Pacific students and more than half of the band comes from majors beyond music. No auditions are required.