Instrumental Ensembles

Southwestern College Concert Band

Concert Band

The Concert Band will study and perform quality literature representing a wide range of musical styles. Participation in the band will allow students to develop their musicianship and idiomatic performance skills. In the course, students will develop musical skills in an environment that encourages both teamwork and leadership. They will discover, prepare, and present fine works for wind ensemble as well as perform contemporary music at selected Moundbuilder athletic events. All students, regardless of career goals, will be afforded the opportunity for cultural enrichment.

bandScholarships are available on a competitive basis for incoming students. They are based on auditions held with the faculty. If interested, please contact the Admissions Office or the Music Office.

South Kansas Symphony

Symphony LogoThe South Kansas Symphony strives to provide musical memories for our audience with a variety of music for all ages. Talented musicians drawn from the collegiate and public communities enrich the ensemble. In addition, we hope the new acoustically-crafted Richardson Performing Arts Center and Callison Stage transport your listening experience to another level.

SKS 2013The season schedule and ticket information are available at


Youth Symphony

Youth Symphony LogoThe Southwestern College Youth Symphony provides musical training and performance opportunities to talented students in South-Central Kansas and Northern Oklahoma. The youth symphony strives to maintain a rich heritage of classical music in our region, but has also added the “Lite Orchestra” this season for students interested in Eclectic Styles. The ensemble encourages students to achieve musical excellence, function as members of a team, and appreciate the talents of peers in the ensemble. Many musicians make lasting friendships with other members of the orchestra. 

SCYS 2013The season schedule and ticket information are available at


African Drum & Dance Ensemble

  African Drum & Dance Ensemble The Southwestern College African Drum & Dance Ensemble learns, explores, and shares aspects of Sub-Saharan African music, dance, and culture with the SC campus and community. The SC African Drum & Dance Ensemble is open to any student or community member who wishes to share in the exploration of Sub-Saharan African culture through music.  

For information about joining or to inquire about booking the ensemble for performance, please contact Professor Jeremy Kirk at

Chamber Ensembles

Williams String Quartet

The Williams String Quartet is a scholarship ensemble, which performs on campus and throughout the community. Current members of the quartet are: Eva Farid, Ashton Humbert, Brandon Pew, and Troy Fort. To reserve the quartet for events, contact Dr. Peterson at


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