School of Music

USM Concert Band

Concert BandThe University Concert Band is a wind and percussion ensemble which is open to all University students through audition. The ensemble focuses on the fundamentals of ensemble performance dealing with a variety of literature. The University Concert Band performs at least one major concert per semester.

In addition, the concert band is featured each September in the annual "Old-Fashioned Outdoor Band Concert," for which the local community gathers On the Green at Corthell Hall. The outdoor band concert is the opening student ensemble performance of each academic year, and serves an important outreach function for the school, attracting hundreds of people from Gorham and the surrounding communities.Outdoor Band Concert

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Auditions for: Portland Youth Symphony Orchestras, Portland Youth Wind Ensemble, and Youth Choirs

USM Youth Ensembles

The USM Youth Ensembles invite young musicians and singers (ages 8-18) to audition for the following ensembles.

Portland Youth Symphony Orchestra
Portland Youth Wind Ensemble
Portland Youth Junior Orchestra
Portland Young Peoples String Consort
Southern Maine Youth Chorale
Southern Maine Children's Choir

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