This high-energy, adrenaline-filled ensemble is BRAND new to the WSU campus. Working in tandem with 'Shocker Sound' basketball band, these ensembles will take marching and playing to a new level. More Info



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Dr. Timothy Shade, Director of Bands


More than 200 students contribute to the musical environment of the Wichita State University Bands. A rich variety of experiences are created for listeners and participants alike. Concert ensembles include the Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band. The Athletic Bands consist of “Shocker Sound” Basketball Band and "Shocker Sound Machine" Marching Ensemble.

We Want You WU be a part of the WSU Bands Family!!

Concert and Athletic Ensembles are open to all students of WSU. All you need to do is take a placement audition!!




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The resident concert ensembles in the WSU Bands Program are the Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band. Both of these lauded ensembles are full of dedicated musicians performing at the highest level.

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We have two wonderful athletic ensembles to entertain yourself AND our campus community. 'Shocker Sound' Basketball Band has a reputation all its own and the new 'Shocker Sound Machine' marching ensemble charts its own territory in collegiate athletic ensembles.