School of Music

Student Ensembles

The School of Music boasts 24 musical ensembles for all majors to join. The COFAC Recital Hall hosts about 150 performances each school year. Groups also tour regionally, nationally, and even globally. Students can join by auditioning during the first two days of every semester. All ensemble performers receive course credit.

Marching Band, Concert Choir, and Steel Band are open to students without an audition. You can register for these ensembles on your STARS account.

All Performances are free and open to WIU Students with Student ID.



  • Marching Leathernecks
  • Pep Band
  • Symphonic Wind Ensemble
  • Concert Band
  • University Band


  • Jazz Studio Orchestra
  • Jazz Band
  • Jazz Combos


  • University Singers
  • Concert Choir
  • Vocal Jazz Ensemble
  • Madrigal Singers
  • Opera Theatre


  • Symphony Orchestra
  • Chamber Orchestra
  • President's International String Quartet

Brass Ensemble
Jazz and Classical Guitar Ensembles
Steel Band
Percussion Ensemble