Band/Wind Symphony

Ranger Marching Band:

Band (MUEN 2121) is predominantly a marching band in the fall semester. The band is open to all student instrumentalists regardless of their major field of study. Organized in 1936, the Ranger Band is one of the most celebrated college bands in the nation, playing to standing ovations in Venezuela, France, Hong Kong, Macao, Korea and Romania, as well as the Cotton Bowl, Sugar Bowl, Shrine East-West Game, Kiwanis Bowl (Norfolk) and American All-Star Game (Tampa, Fla.).

The 100-member marching band has also appeared in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade (six years), the Little Rose Bowl (Pasadena), the Eisenhower inaugural and others. The 20-member Stage Band has performed at many national association conventions.

Wind Symphony:

The Kilgore College Wind Symphony (MUEN 2122) meets in Spring semesters each year performing a wide variety of symphonic and popular music literature for the concert band.  They present two major performances during the semester and provide a musical outlet for those who enjoy performing on the concert stage.

Jazz Ensemble:

Jazz Ensemble (MUEN 2125) is a select ensemble of standard jazz band instrumentation. Jazz Ensemble repertoire is inclusive of all 20th Century jazz, rock and blues. Students are allowed solo and improvisatory opportunities. The Jazz Ensemble performs several concerts and guest performances across the East Texas area.

Scholarship Information

Band Scholarships are available to all qualified students by audition. Scholarship amounts vary based on the individual's musical ability, past musical accomplishments and audition quality. For additional scholarship and/or audition materials, contact Glenn Wells, Band Director, at (903) 983-8272 or by email.

Ranger Band Alumni Association

Former Kilgore College Band members now have an official alumni group to join to keep up with other former members and promote the band program.  Visit the Ranger Band Alumni Association.

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Glenn Wells
Director of Bands
Music and Dance Department
(903) 983-8272
Band Hall (BH)
Jeanne Johnson
Department Chair, Instructor
Music and Dance Department
(903) 983-8121
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