GVSU Bands

Welcome to the home of the Grand Valley State University Bands!

The “Pride of the Midwest” Laker Marching Band is Division 2's best kept secret, providing quality music and entertainment for football fans since 1977. As one of the most diversified and visible organizations on campus, the 195 member Laker Marching Band is composed of students who represent over 50 different degree plans.

The concert bands, the anchor of our program, consists of The Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Concert Band, and University Band. All ensembles offer, to both music and non-music majors, an opportunity to continue music at the collegiate level. While concerts occur throughout the year on the Allendale campus with all groups, the Symphonic Wind Ensemble often performs at state and national conferences.

If you are interested in a wonderful musical experience as either a music major or non music major, Grand Valley State University Bands should be at the top of your list. Use this website to guide you, and to explore all that the GVSU Band program has to offer. If you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to call the Music and Dance Department office at 616-331-3484.

Page last modified August 29, 2015