School Name

Department Name

Section - One

Vesper Choir

The internationally recognized University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Vesper Choir, under the direction of Dr. Michael J. Bates, Professor of Music and Interim Chair, is nationally recognized among historically Black colleges and universities for its diverse repertoire and excellent performances.
UAPB Vesper Choir in Messiah by George Frederic Handel

Section - Two

Marching Band

The Marching Musical Machine of the Mid-South (M4) performs for all home football games and travels to almost all games away from campus. The marching band has made appearances at the Gateway Classic, Professional football games, national television and countless "Battle of the Bands" competitions.
See M4 in action!

Section - Three

Wind Symphony

The Wind Symphony is an ensemble of select students that performs only the finest wind ensemble literature, features soloists, and commissions new works for wind ensemble.
UAPB Wind Symphony Performance!

Section - Four

Jazz Band

The Jazz Ensemble is the premiere jazz group that performs a variety of styles which include swing, contemporary, funk, progressive and the standards. This ensemble takes annual tours both locally and nationally.
UAPB Jazz Band Performance!

Section - Five

Percussion Ensemble

The Percussion Ensemble performs top concert and world percussion literature. This ensemble primarily consists of percussion majors and is open by audition to other percussion students.
UAPB Percussion Ensemble Performance!

Section - Six





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Department of Music

University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff

1200 N. University Drive, Mail Slot 4956

Pine Bluff, Arkansas 71601

Office: (870)575-8908

Dr. Michael Bates, Interim Chair