University of Charleston

Opportunities in musical performance, dance, and color guard.

The Squadron of Gold offers performance opportunities for any UC student with a passion for music or dance. UC Bands includes athletic bands, a symphonic wind ensemble and jazz orchestra. Our Visual Ensemble includes both color guard and dance team.

We offer a welcoming, collaborative, and progressive environment, where you can learn, improve, and perform. Membership is open to any UC student through our “no stress”, interactive audition process.

Being a part of UC Bands helps you develop a strong work ethic while also fostering teamwork and supporting a love of performing while representing the University of Charleston.

You can also earn academic credit and scholarship money of up to $4,000, based on your skill level and residency status.

We offer a balanced schedule, with a time commitment of between 6-10 hours per week to allow you time to meet all your other commitments and activities.

UC offers a no-stress, interactive auditioning process. After your audition, you will be contacted about your scholarship award within 48 hours. Auditions can be arranged by contacting our Director of Bands, John Christian.

 

 

 



UC Bands

  • Offers jazz, athletic, concert bands and chamber ensembles
  • Materials provided at no cost of students
  • Instruments provided for all sections needed
  • Student leadership and internships available
  • Band travels and tours each year

Dance Team

  • Members are involved in artistic planning and operations of the group
  • Materials and uniforms provided at no cost of students
  • Applied instruction in Ballet, Contemporary and Hip Hop
  • University, Independent and Community Outreach Performing Events
  • Travels and tours each year

Color Guard

  • Members are involved in artistic planning and operations of the group
  • Materials and uniforms provided at no cost of students
  • Applied instruction in Ballet, Contemporary and Hip Hop
  • Indoor/Outdoor Opportunities
  • University, Independent and Community Outreach Performing Events

John Christian

Director of University Bands