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Welcome to Rowan University Bands! 

We’re proud to offer performance opportunities for students of any and all majors. Whether you are studying to become a professional musician or educator, engineer or psychologist, we hope that you will join one of our fine ensembles. 

A LOOK BACK: Over the years, we have curated Department-wide series that explore socially-conscious themes and subjects relevant to our community. Click here to learn more about our 2018-2019 "Untold Stories: Truth & Music" programming and 2017-2018 "Music of Social Justice" events.

Wind Ensemble
Joseph Higgins, conductor

The Wind Ensemble is the premier band of the College of Performing Arts at Rowan University. Its members are advanced and versatile musicians who perform the finest large ensemble and chamber music literature, including world premiere performances from today's most innovative and exceptional composers. Collaborative programming showcases our student-musicians interacting with Rowan's outstanding faculty and visiting guest artists from around the world. With each unique performance, audiences join the Wind Ensemble on a journey that uses music to explore a theme, idea, or place. The ensemble was recently invited to perform at the prestigious 2020 CBDNA Eastern Division Conference. Rehearsals are held on Mondays (12:30-1:45pm), Tuesdays & Thursdays (2:00-3:15pm).

For more information or to schedule an audition, please contact Dr. Higgins via email:

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Rowan University Wind Ensemble rehearses in Pfleeger Concert Hall, Spring 2019.

Concert Band (AKA "College Band")
Megan Cooney, conductor

The Rowan University Concert Band is comprised of music majors as well as talented students from many other disciplines (AND faculty members from all campus colleges!). Exploring a variety works for band, the ensemble prides itself in achieving a consistently high level of performance. Student-musicians share in the excitement of the creative process as they prepare two concerts each semester. All interested students are encouraged to contact the conductor for more information. Rehearsals are held each Tuesday and Thursday from 5:00-6:15pm.

Interested in joining us? We are always accepting new members on all winds/brass/percussion instruments! Please register for this course, or contact Prof. Cooney directly via email at to request more information.

Rowan University Concert Band performs a free campus concert outside the Chamberlain Student Center.


Rowan University Concert Band rehearses in Wilson Hall, Fall 2019.

"The Pride of the Profs" Rowan University Marching Band

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The Rowan University Marching Band is open to any woodwind, brass, drumline, front ensemble and colorguard members. No audition required to join! Click Here for some Marching Band FAQs.

Interested in joining?

HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTSAny high school student interested in enrolling at Rowan University and joining the Marching Band should fill out our Interest Form to receive emailed updates from our faculty. 

ROWAN STUDENTSCurrent Rowan students should plan to enroll in Marching Band (1-credit course that counts toward your Rowan Core Artistic Literacy Requirement) using CRN 43546 for Fall 2024 and complete the Commitment Form (linked here)

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Rowan University Pep Band

The Rowan University Pep Band is an ensemble of woodwind (flute, clarinet, saxophone), brass (trumpet, horn, trombone, baritone, tuba), and percussion (drumset) musicians who perform at indoor athletic events, including select Rowan University Basketball games, and much more. With the addition of the Marching Band in Fall 2023, the Pep Band is undergoing significant structural and logistical changes this year. Check back soon for more details about how to join! Please direct all questions/inquiries to Prof. Megan Cooney, Director of Atheltic Bands:

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Rowan University Pep Band performs for 2019 Commencement Ceremonies

2022-2023 Concert Season

October 10, 2023: “Keepers of the House”
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October 19, 2023: "Sound Palette"
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December 12, 2023: "WindFest 2023"
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Spring 2024 concert announcements coming soon!