Welcome to the University of Houston Bands and the Spirit of Houston, the largest spirit organization on the University of Houston campus! The U of H Bands offer an artistic environment in which to learn, grow, and make life-long friends and colleagues. No matter your level of interest or major, THERE IS A PLACE FOR YOU IN THE UH BANDS!
For more information, please visit the UH Bands home page at www.uhbands.com.
Spirit of Houston Cougar Marching Band
The Cougar Marching Band is made up of over 280 members dedicated to promoting the spirit of the University of Houston through its musical performance and support of the Cougar Football team. Membership is open to all university students with previous band experience and financial aid opportunities are available to majors and non-majors. Scholarships and other avenues of financial assistance are available to students through the Spirit of Houston Band program. For more information and for contacts, please visit the UH Bands home page at www.uhbands.com.
The university's premiere performing ensemble: a 56-member ensemble that has performed at the World Association of Symphonic Bands and Ensembles (WASBE) international conference, Texas Music Educators Association conference, College Band Directors National Association conference, Meyerson Symphony Hall Series in Dallas, and throughout the Houston metropolitan area. The ensemble can also be heard on six professional recordings.
The University's second concert ensemble is the Symphonic Winds. The Symphonic Winds is dedicated to performing the highest level of literature possible and performs concerts throughout the year. The Symphonic Winds meets in the fall and the spring semesters.
The Symphonic Band caters to all students of all majors and classifications, including many music majors. The Symphonic Band rehearses and performs new compositions for all levels. The band's goal is to introduce students to new music and offer music education students the opportunity to work with their peers. The Symphonic band meets during the fall and spring semesters.
The Concert Band is available only during the spring semester. The ensemble provides an opportunity to any student interested in playing an instrument in an ensemble setting. Many of the members are also members of the Cougar Marching Band who wish to play their instruments in the spring. The ensemble is open to any student in any major.
Cougar Brass Basketball Pep Band
One of the premiere bands of its kind in the United States, Cougar Brass is the University's musical ambassador. The band performs at every men and women's basketball home games at Hofheinz Pavilion and at dozens of University of Houston events annually. Membership in Cougar Brass is by audition only in October of each school year. The band performs a variety of pop and traditional music, and travels annually for AAC conference and the NCAA basketball tournaments.