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The NKU Band Program is dedicated to excellence in musical performance as well as the social enrichment of its members. Comprised of both music majors and students majoring in many other areas of study, the Band Program includes Symphonic Winds and the Norse Pep Band.

The concert ensembles rehearse and perform throughout the academic year, giving a minimum of two concerts per semester. Music is selected from a wide variety of the finest in wind band literature. While performances achieving musical excellence are a significant goal of the band program, care is taken to ensure a positive experience - that is, the satisfaction of hard work during rehearsals, enjoyable quality performances of outstanding band repertoire, and the fellowships, friendships, and camaraderie that generally occurs through band participation. Grading is based on attendance and participation.

The Tri-State Band Symposium is back!

Jan. 12-14, 2024

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Nikk Pilato
Nikk Pilato, PhD
Director of Bands
(859) 572-5284

Pep Band Contact

Will Redden
Director of HeyU Pep Band