The original band at Colorado State was formed in 1901 with only 13 members. From this humble beginning, CSU is now home to the Wind Symphony, the Symphonic Band, the Concert Band, the CSU Marching Band, the Basketball Pep Band, and the Presidential Pep Band.




CSU Symphonic Band Presents: Incantations: Nothing Gold Can Stay

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Incantation (noun): a use of spells or verbal charms spoken or sung as a part of a ritual of magic; also: a written or recited formula of words designed to produce a particular effect Magic is a thing that most kids firmly believe in and most adults are adamant is nonexistent. It dwells in all […]

CSU Marching Band Leads Annual Parade of Lights

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12.1.16 Parade of Lights Preview

By Tiana Nelson, Director of CSU Denver Outreach As a favorite annual tradition, Colorado State University alumni and friends are invited to watch the CSU Marching Band in the 9NEWS Parade of Lights. CSU’s Marching Band is the only college marching band participating in the parade, scheduled at 8 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 2 in […]


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Wind Symphony Southwest Tour: on the road with Emily Kerski, clarinet

The CSU Wind Symphony has been rolling through the southwest this week on our 2016 tour of Colorado and New Mexico! It’s been a terrific opportunity for us to share some amazing repertoire with a wider audience and show off the accomplishments and growth of the band program and CSU school of music as a […]

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Wind Symphony on Southwest Tour and Headed to Grand Junction

After a rousing concert at the University Center for the Arts on Tuesday, the Wind Symphony left early Wednesday morning on a bus bound for the Western Slope. Ahead lies concerts in Grand Junction, Albuquerque, N.M., and Monument, Colo. This first leg of the trip is incredibly scenic going over the Rockies. It’s many of […]