Drake Bands

The Drake Wind Symphony includes the finest wind and percussion students at Drake, and is dedicated to performing the highest quality literature for band, from chamber wind works to contemporary repertoire. The Wind Symphony has developed a national reputation for excellence, giving numerous invited performances and touring extensively throughout the Midwest.

The Drake Wind Ensemble performs the freshest and newest quality works for wind band, while continuing to perform repertoire that stands the test of time. The Drake Wind Ensemble performs several times a year and serves as a preparatory ensemble for students wishing to refine their ensemble skills in the small-ensemble setting.

The Drake Concert Band is open to all Drake students who wish to continue their participation in band beyond high school. It is also an avenue for music education students to refine their knowledge of secondary instruments.

The Drake Marching Band performs at all home football games and rouses the crowd with pre-game pep rallies. The 140-piece marching band performs music ranging from classic rock, Latin, jazz and top-40 hits.

Bulldog Brass pumps up the crowd at men's and women's basketball games. The band also travels to post-season Missouri Valley Conference and NCAA tournaments. 

Fine Arts Events
May 4, 2016
12:00 PM - 04:00 PM
May 4, 2016
07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
May 5, 2016
12:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Fine Arts News
April 25, 2016
Drake University Theatre Department roars into the 1920s with Andrew Lippa's risqué prohibition era musical, The Wild Party, from April 28 to May 1.