Wind Ensemble and Southside Community Band

MUS-234-01 University Band is comprised primarily of the Saint Xavier University Wind Ensemble, an auditioned concert band meeting Mondays and Wednesdays 2:00 to 3:20 p.m. The fall semester also includes the Cougar Marching Band, which allows students a chance to write music and drill, studying marching pedagogy, while supporting the football team through five regular season Saturday games.

Wind Ensemble

Wind Ensemble playing at Northern Illinois University, 2013

Southside Community Band

The Southside Community Band, founded in 2013, is open to all musicians at a high school or above playing level, rehearsing Tuesday evenings 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. starting in October. The band recently toured Galways and Dublin, culminating in a performance in St. Patrick’s Cathedral the night before St. Patrick’s Day!

Southside Community Band
Southside Community Band in Dublin, Ireland, March 2015

More Information

For further information about University Band or our upcoming events, contact:

Joshua K. Thompson, DMA
Director of Instrumental Activities
Phone: 773-298-3421
Fax: 773-298-3429
Email:  jkthompson@sxu.edu