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Wind Ensemble/Concert Bands

The Kent State University Concert Bands

The Kent Wind Ensemble

The premier concert band at Kent State University, this ensemble performs the most advanced literature for wind band. Performances include two concerts per semester and selected off-campus appearances at music conferences and local high schools. Auditions for this ensemble are held at the beginning of each semester. MUS 45223, Tuesday/Thursday 1:10 to 3:05pm. Contact conductor Dr. Jesse Leyva at for more details.

The Kent Concert Band

A concert band consisting of music majors and non-music majors. This group performs significant band literature at two concerts each semester. Auditions are held at the beginning of each semester. MUS  5221, Tuesday/Thursday 3:20-5:15pm. Contact conductor Mr. Frank Cosenza at for more details.

The Kent “Communiversity” Band

This ensemble is open to all students and community members and allow music-majors to gain experience performing on secondary instruments. This group features exposure to many styles of music through once-a-week rehearsals and performs one concert each semester. University Band - MUS 45221, Tuesday 7:15-9:45pm (Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters). Contact conductor Dr. Patricia Grutzmacher at for more details.