The bands at UNC Charlotte are dedicated to broadening the artistic level and interest of their members while performing both new music and music of historical interest. Whether your interest is participating in a quality concert ensemble or playing as a member of a high energy athletic band, we have a place waiting for you. Each year students from every major in every college join one or more of our band organizations.
The Wind Ensemble (MUPF 1112 and MUPF 1112L) is the university's most advanced organization for winds and percussion, performing a wide variety of music from traditional to contemporary. The Wind Ensemble presents two concerts per semester on campus and frequently gives concert tours throughout North Carolina and the Southeast. All participants must audition at the beginning of each semester by performing prepared excerpts which can be found below. MWF 12:30-1:45; Sectionals F 9:30-10:45.
The Pride of Niner Nation Marching Band (MUPF 1118) consists of students from each of the eight colleges at UNC Charlotte. This highly visible ensemble of 165 musicians entertains audiences at all Charlotte 49ers home football games and in the community with a unique combination of tremendous spirit and high-quality performances. MWF 4:00-6:00. For more information, please visit www.marchingband.uncc.edu.
The 49er Basketball Band (MUPF 1114) performs for both men's and women's basketball teams throughout the basketball season. Since UNC Charlotte is an NCAA Division I school, band members travel to annual tournament games, including the NCAA basketball tournament. This ensemble is only open to students who participate in the Pride of Niner Nation Marching Band.
Director of Bands