Since 1920, the Furman Symphonic Band has created exceptional music in concert halls on campus and throughout the country. Performers in this ensemble come from a wide variety of majors on campus–one of the benefits of being a top national liberal arts university. The Symphonic Band performs concerts in the 2000-seat McAlister Auditorium on campus and regularly travels to perform for other groups and communities as well as for professional conferences.
Auditions for membership and chair placement are held during the first week of classes, fall and spring semesters. Audition music is available in the office and on this website two weeks before the auditions begin. Auditions are open to all interested university students. The Symphonic Band rehearses Monday and Wednesday afternoons from 4 – 6 p.m. (Monday-only during Fall marching season.)
The Symphonic Band conductors are Sue Samuels, PhD., Director of Bands, and Jay Bocook, Director of Athletic Bands.