School of Music


Student Ensembles

The School of Music boasts 24 musical ensembles for all majors to join. The COFAC Recital Hall hosts about 150 performances each school year. Groups also tour regionally, nationally, and even globally. Students can join by auditioning during the first two days of every semester. All ensemble performers receive course credit.

Marching Band, Concert Choir, and Steel Band are open to students without an audition. You can register for these ensembles on your STARS account.

All Performances are free and open to WIU Students with Student ID.

University Bands

  • Marching Leathernecks
  • Pep Band
  • Symphonic Wind Ensemble
  • Concert Band
  • University Band

WIU Jazz

  • Jazz Studio Orchestra
  • Jazz Band
  • Jazz Combos

WIU Choral & Vocal Ensembles

WIU Symphony Orchestra 

  • Symphony Orchestra
  • President's International String Quartet

Other Ensembles

  • Brass Ensemble
  • Jazz and Classical Guitar Ensembles
  • Steel Band
  • Percussion Ensemble