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Communiversity Band | Kent State Bands

The University Band, also known as the "Communiversity Band," is open to all university students and community members who wish to continue performing traditional band literature.  The ensemble is dedicated to broadening the artistic level and interest of its members through a low-pressure, once-a-week rehearsal and performs one concert each semester (Fall and Spring) as well as the popular summer concert held in downtown Kent in late June every year.  The University Band also serves as a practicum for music education majors to conduct and play secondary instruments. Membership is open to all university students and community members.

The Communiversity Band is directed by Dr. John Franklin.

2014 Summer Communiversity Band!!!!

Sign up NOW to participate in the 2014 Summer Communiversity Band! Rehearsals begin WEDNESDAY, MAY 21 from 7-9:30 pm! Please go HERE to register or contact Dr. Franklin at with any questions.

Summer Communiversity Band Rehearsals (May 21, 28, June 4, 11, 18, 25) – 7:00-9:30 pm (Kent State Center for the Performing Arts, E112)

Summer Communiversity Band Concert (June 26) 7:00 pm (Hometown Bank Plaza-Downtown Kent)