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2016-17 Vesper Choir

Vesper Choir

Organized in 1946 by Ariel M. Lovelace, the Vesper Choir is a service organization that has performed for significant campus and community events, schools, churches, and community organizations around the state of Arkansas and internationally. With a mission that is cultural, artistic and educational, the group has produced a long line of distinguished singers, performers and professionals in other work fields and academics including Dr. H. Beecher Hicks, prominent theologian, pastor and author; Smokie Norful, Grammy award-winning contemporary gospel artist and pastor; and the late James McKissic, internationally renowned concert pianist. Learn More>>

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Marching Musical Machine of the Mid-South (M4)

The Marching Musical Machine of the Mid-South (M4) is under the direction of Mr. John Graham and Assistant directors, Mr. Darryl Evans and Mr. Harold Fooster. 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. Each year M4 hosts its "Band Day", where several high school bands from throughout the country get the opportunity to attend a Golden Lion football game, play as a mass band, and perform their half-time shows for each other. The Marching Musical Machine of the Mid-South performed in the 2008 inaugural parade of President Barack Obama.
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Jazz EnsembleUAPB Jazz Ensemble

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.

Wind SymphonyUAPB 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 ensembles.

Brass EnsembleUAPB Brass Ensemble

The Brass Ensemble is comprised of some of the finest musicians in the Department of Music at UAPB. This ensemble rehearses on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Entry into this ensemble is by audition only.

Percussion EnsembleUAPB 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.

Chamber Saxophones

The Chamber Saxophones is a group of saxophone players who are performing standard literature written and transcribed for the full range saxophones.

Contact Us

Department of Music
University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff
(870) 575-7001
Dr. Richard Bailey, Chairperson