University of Pikeville

147 Sycamore Street
Pikeville, Kentucky 41501
(606) 218-5251
wewantyou@upike.edu

band performing at halftime
band student performing at football game
percussion student practicing
band student practicing
band students practicing
band performing at halftime
band performing at halftime
band performing at halftime
band performing at halftime



Ensembles

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Concert Band

This course is for students who wish to perform in the University of Pikeville Wind Band. Literature is selected based on the instrumentation, make-up of the group, and performance opportunities. Rehearsals and performances include preparation of both full and small ensemble literature. At least one formal public concert is given toward the end of the semester.

band performing at football game

Marching Band

Marching Band is a performance-based class which focuses on the playing of instrumental music in conjunction with choreography. The ensemble will perform at home football games, community events, and concerts. The ensemble includes wind players and percussionists along with color guard. All students are required to attend band camp before the fall semester.

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Jam Band

This course is for members who wish to perform in the University of Pikeville Jam Band. This ensemble is a rock band format and performs at UPIKE basketball games and other special events. Instrumentation includes: bass guitar, guitar, keyboard, percussion, vocals, and wind band instruments. Auditions are held during the first class meeting. Music is selected based on the instrumentation, make-up of the group, and performance opportunities.

band students practicing in bluegrass club

Bluegrass Ensemble

This course is for members who wish to perform in the University of Pikeville Bluegrass Ensemble. This ensemble is a bluegrass band format and will perform at UPike special events and other performances throughout the year. Instrumentation includes: upright bass, guitar, mandolin, banjo, vocals, and other instruments as needed. Auditions are held during the first class meeting. Music is selected based on the instrumentation, make-up of the group, and performance opportunities.

We also offer smaller ensembles such as Woodwind, Brass, and Percussion Ensembles.  Private instrumental lessons are offered on most instruments. For more information about joining one of our groups or information about scholarships, please contact – Trevor Bailey, 606-218-4462, trevorbailey@upike.edu

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