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The Basketball Band is a highly spirited group of musicians who perform at Worthen Arena for the Ball State men's and women's basketball games. This popular and enthusiastic ensemble has made numerous appearances throughout the country for MAC, NCAA, and NIT post-season basketball tournaments. The band's repertoire consists of top 40, jazz, big band, pop, and rock favorites.

During the fall semester, some rehearsals are scheduled for late October and early November to allow preparation for the basketball season.

Class Information

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Time

Friday: 3:10 - 5 p.m.

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Location

Music Instruction Building, room 152

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Course Numbers

  • MUSC 340/140 2G (1/0 Credit)

Conductors
  • Caroline Hand
  • Ryan Lovell
  • Stuart Ivey
  • Austin Hinkle

Audition Information

  • Auditions are for part assignments only for woodwind/brass
  • Auditions are required for bass guitar and drum set
  • Sign up for auditions outside MIB 135 in early October

Graduate Program in Conducting

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The graduate program in wind band conducting is a small and selective program that prepares students to effectively function in academic and professional settings. Ball State offers  a master of music with a major in conducting and the doctor of arts in music with a primary emphasis in conducting. Graduate assistantships and yearly stipends are available for students in these programs.