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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. 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 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. In March 2019, SWE performed at Stanford, CA, and in New York City's Carnegie Hall. The ensemble recorded their second album at the famed Skywalker Ranch Studios in 2013. 

University Concert Band

The 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, Women's Basketball, Men's Basketball, 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 it 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.

Program Faculty
Vu Nguyen
Associate Professor of Music and Director of Bands