Symphonic band performing on stage at Ferst Center for the Arts

Symphonic Band

Symphonic Band

The Symphonic Band is a dynamic, vibrant force for the advancement of our musical art here in the city of Atlanta. It has long been a haven for musical expression by some of the finest young musicians studying at Georgia Tech. The Georgia Tech Symphonic Band is comprised of 50-60 exceptional student musicians.

The group continues to grow with the vision of exploring the best of the Symphonic Band repertoire while realizing the limitless possibilities of winds in performance. Open by audition to the students of the Institute, the ensemble has much to celebrate in over one hundred years of band at Tech.

The Symphonic Band has established a reputation for excellence in musical performance. International performances have included global collaboration with both the University of Western Sydney and Avondale College during a performance tour of Australia in 2007. Chamber ensemble elements engaged the culture of Shanghai and Beijing, China in a performance tour during 2006. The Symphonic Band shared the stage with the Dublin Institute of Technology Wind Ensemble in Dublin, Ireland in 2001 in commemoration of St. Patrick’s Day.

Recent regional performances have included the College Band Directors’ National Association/National Band Association Southern Division Conference in 2002 and 2008 and the Georgia Music Educators’ Association In-Service Conference in 2006. New music has been composed for the ensemble by Donny Allen, Tom Bahler, Brian Balmages, Aldo Forte, Chris Moore, George Schneider, James David, and Gregory Youtz.

This ensemble is a group dedicated to musical excellence performing with the highest level of musicianship. The Symphonic Band performs on-campus concerts at the Robert Ferst Theater during the academic year, as well as performances at music conferences, conventions and festivals locally, regionally, and internationally. Students audition each semester for this outstanding ensemble.

The Symphonic Bands rehearse on Tuesdays and Thursdays 5:00-6:15pm.

For more information, contact Benjamin Diden by email at or call 404-894-8951.


Recent Performance Videos

Fugue a la Gigue by J.S. Bach

2019 Fall Band Concert

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The School of Music offers a variety of vocal and instrumental ensembles.


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