University Bands

The Texas Christian University Bands have a long and distinguished tradition of excellence and accomplishment spanning over a century. Membership in the bands carries with it a significant responsibility to uphold and continue that tradition. It involves dedication, achievement and hard work.


Our ensembles allow majors and non majors to have a variety of performance opportunities with the University Bands.

The TCU Wind Symphony is recognized as one of the premier collegiate wind bands in America. It regularly performs the best in wind band literature and commissions new works — from the Renaissance masters to the most recent prize-winning composers.

Learn more about the Wind Symphony.

Wind Symphony & Symphonic Band – Ensemble Audition Information

The TCU Symphonic Band focuses on wind music of artistic and historical significance.

Learn more about the Symphonic Band.

Wind Symphony & Symphonic Band – Ensemble Audition Information

Concert Band covers a wide range of musical styles and gives music majors opportunities to improve their performance on secondary instruments.

Learn more about Concert Band.

The Texas Christian University Jazz program consists of at least two big bands along with several student combos and have performed with renowned artists.

Learn more about the Jazz Ensembles.

TCU Jazz Ensembles – Audition Information

TCU Jazz Festival

The TCU Jazz Festival has featured many prominent guest artists including saxophonist Randy Brecker, drummer Peter Erskine and multi-instrumentalist Paquito D’Rivera. Our music students have the opportunity to play with and learn from these jazz greats – memorable experiences that will help to shape them both musically and artistically.

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TCU Percussion, under the direction of Dr. Brian A. West, is dedicated to maximizing percussion education through a wide variety of performing ensembles and closely supervised private lesson structure.

Learn about the Percussion Ensembles.

Percussion Ensembles – Audition Information

Drawing students from almost every field of study, the band is one of the most visible and prestigious organizations on campus.

Learn more about the Marching Band program.

This enthusiastic 100-member organization contributes to the spirit and excitement of the TCU campus.

Learn more about the Basketball Band.

TCU Band Directors

Bobby Francis
Director of Bands

Mr. Francis is the Director of Bands at TCU and the Conductor of the TCU Wind Symphony. He teaches graduate and undergraduate conducting and is responsible for the supervision of all aspects of the TCU Band program.

Brian Youngblood
Associate Director of Bands

Mr. Youngblood is the Associate Director of Bands at TCU and the Conductor of the TCU Symphonic Band and teaches Music Education and Digital Recording.

Matt Garrett
Director of Athletic Bands

Mr. Garrett is the Director of Athletic Bands and leads the TCU Horned Frog Marching Band and the TCU Basketball Band. He also assists with the concert bands and teaches Music Education.

Allen Cordingley
Director of Jazz Studies

Mr. Cordingley is Assistant Professor of Saxophone at TCU and Director of Jazz Studies.

TCU Band Camp

TCU’s comprehensive music and leadership experience gives middle school and high school students a combined camp setting that will prepare them for success in marching band leadership as well as concert band, solo and chamber music.

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TCU Band History

The TCU band has a rich heritage rooted in excellence.

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