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For nearly a century, the bands at Texas State University have represented the university at many national and international conventions, conferences and major events in the United States. The Department of Bands is home to five ensembles, each with a specific purpose and function within the university and School of Music. Regardless of whether or not a student chooses to major in music, there is a home for them in one or more of our groups.

The Texas State University School of Music invites students to experience the thrill of artistic and entertainment excellence through membership in the Texas State Bands.

The Wind Symphony is the finest wind band at the university. Admittance is by audition only.

The Symphonic Winds is a major wind band that performs in both the fall and spring semesters. Admittance is by audition only.

The Bobcat Marching Band has a rich history of performance excellence that spans over 90 years and offers an exciting opportunity for instrumentalists, colorguard members and twirlers to continue performing in an outstanding musical organization. The band has earned the moniker “Pride of the Hill Country” due to its great spirit and high performance standards.

The Concert Band meets in the spring semester and offers an opportunity for students to continue playing without the pressure of auditions and a rigorous performance schedule.

Although the Bobcat Basketball Band begins in the fall semester, students register for credit in the spring. The band performs for all home basketball games that do not fall over a university break.