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.
Auditions are available for band scholarships.
For wind instruments, students will be asked to demonstrate playing scales in various octaves. Students auditioning should prepare an etude from a Solo & Ensemble List (preferred is any year of the high school Region audition etudes).
For percussionists, please select two (snare drum, timpani, mallets or drum set) to demonstrate abilities.
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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 (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.
KC Steel is select ensemble performing on steel drums. The ensemble performs concerts and guest performances across the East Texas area.