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Secondary Ensembles


    Chamber Ensemble

    Information coming soon.

    Jazz Band

    Open to qualified students by audition. Jazz ensembles l and ll meet each semester. Performances are given on and off campus as opportunities arise.

    Jazz Studies:


    Marching Band

    CSU-Pueblo Marching Band

    The ThunderWolves Marching Band

    Service Award Scholarship Program

    The Department of Music is extremely excited about our Service Award Scholarship Program for students who participate in the ThunderWolves Marching Band (TWMB), made possible through the generosity of the Lois W. Mathis and J. Roland Mathis Education Trust and the CSU-Pueblo Foundation.

    Even if you might be receiving financial assistance through academic scholarships, music scholarships of any kind, or are receiving other incentives, you are eligible to receive additional financial assistance from the marching band. With each year of successful participation, your award will go up incrementally totaling $7,000.00 over the course of four years at CSU-Pueblo.

    The conditions of these awards include:

    1. You must be at least a part-time CSU-Pueblo or Pueblo Community College student (enrolling in marching band will meet this requirement)
    2. You must pass the marching band class with a final course grade of “C” or better
    3. You must maintain at least a 2.0 cumulative GPA
    4. You must remain in good standing with the Marching Band Director.
    5. Scholarships contingent upon admission to the University as a new student and completed Marching Band application of intent by March 1.

    Awards will be distributed as follows:

    1st Year of Participation = $1,000.00
    2nd Year of Participation = $1,500.00
    3rd Year of Participation = $2,000.00
    4th Year of Participation = $2,500.00

    TOTAL SCHOLARSHIP = $7,000.00

    4th+ Year Participation awards are also available ($2,500) based on Marching Band Director and Department Chair approval.

    Fall of 2009 marked the debut season of the ThunderWolves Marching Band. This new student organization was generously funded through both campus and community efforts and we want you to be a part of the excitement!

    The Marching Band Performs in front of thousands of people each year at all CSU-Pueblo Football games located in the 6,500 seat pro-turf Neta and Eddie DeRose ThunderBowl Football stadium as well as serves as an ambassador for the University through community outreach events each fall.  Look for us each year at the Colorado State Fair & Fiesta Day Parades and you can also find us doing exhibition performances at several high school marching contests each October. At least 1 year of high school band experience is generally required (or Director approval) for participation as a wind, percussion, or Color Guard member. Members need not have a background in marching band to be a member of the band.  All students, regardless of academic major, are encouraged to participate.

    Service Award Scholarship Incentives are also available to all qualifying students, regardless of degree major. This includes Guest Students, students enrolled concurrently at a community college, and qualifying high school students.  Contact the Marching Band Director for more information: 719.549.2521.

    Students should sign up according to the number of years of marching band participation at CSU-Pueblo or Pueblo Community College. Under each CSU-Pueblo section, students will have the option to enroll in the .5 credit option or under the 1.0 credit option.  It is up to the student to decide which enrollment option is right for their educational goals. Service Scholarship Award levels are the same regardless of the enrollment option that is selected.


    Pueblo Community College Student Enrollment:
    MUS 151 Ensemble I (CSU-P Marching) Call #23021 1.0 Credits

    First and Second year of participation as a CSU-Pueblo Student:
    MUS 230              MARCHING BAND          Call #5340              0.5 Credits
    MUS 230              MARCHING BAND          Call #5345              1.0 Credits

    Third and Fourth year of participation as a CSU-Pueblo Student:
    MUS 430              MARCHING BAND          Call #5900              0.5 Credits
    MUS 430              MARCHING BAND          Call #5905              1.0 Credits        

    Fifth or Graduate participation as a CSU-Pueblo Student:
    MUS 530              MARCHING BAND          Call #6130              1.0 Credits
    MUS 530              MARCHING BAND          Call #6135              0.5 Credits

    Watch the marching band in action

    ThunderWolves Marching Band Camp

    Each fall, the TWMB holds a Camp to kick start the season.  This is required for all participants.  Camp often starts exactly two weeks prior to the start of classes each fall, but you should contact the Marching Band Director to confirm the start date each year.  Late arrivals are permitted only by approval of the Marching Band Director.  An information letter goes out each summer (usually by the middle of July) with all of the details for fall camp and the performance schedule for the full fall season so that students can plan ahead for all events.  Students who enroll in class by July 1st each year will automatically receive the summer mailing to the address listed on their university account (make sure your address is current).  Students who enroll after July 1st should contact the Director to receive a copy of the information letter.

    Also, student participants should send a request to join the Facebook group appropriate for the fall season TWMB Membership Fall (+4 digits year) for example: TWMB Membership Fall 2014.  This is a source of information about the band activities, dates, and other pertinent information throughout the marching season.

    Please note that all CSU-Pueblo students who have signed a contract with Student Housing/Residence Life for fall semester will be able to move into the residence halls according to your report day for Camp without any extra charges.  Please contact the Marching Band Director for more information.

    ThunderWolves Marching Band Staff

    Fall 2018 Marching Band Dates to Know:

    Monday August 6th: Drumline & Color Guard Members report to camp

    • Residence Hall Move-In 9:00-11:00 a.m. for those with a contract with Residence Life.
    • You must move enduring your designated move-in time.


    Wednesday August 8th: All remaining Wind Instrument players report to camp

    • Residence Hall Move-In 9:00-11:00 a.m. for those with a contract with Residence Life.
    • You must move enduring your designated move-in time.
    • Marching Band Camp Registration takes place in the lobby of the Music Building beginning at 1:00 p.m.

    August 8th-18th: Full Band Camp. All Day. Every Day.

    • If you registered for class after July 1st, make sure you contact the Director of Bands to receive your copy of the Summer Information Letter, which will contain detailed information regarding what to expect throughout camp and also for the start of classes.

    August 19th: Day of Rest

    August 20th: First Day of Fall Semester Classes.

    • Marching Band will meet Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday afternoons from 4:00-6:00 p.m.
    • Make sure you reserve all day every Saturday during fall semester until the detailed schedule is finalized in July.

    August 25th: State Fair Parade Performance

    September-December 2018: See the Summer Information Letter for a detailed calendar.

    • This letter is usually made available by July 1st each summer.
    • Contact the Director of Bands if you have not received the letter by July 1st.

    University Band

    University Band is open to all students and members of the greater University Community. This includes CSU-Pueblo Students, Faculty, and Staff members, but is also open for participation by Community Members who have at least one year of High School level band experience. Therefore, High School students, Community College students, and Community members of high school age and older are welcome! U-Band meets Spring Semester on Monday nights from 6:30-9:00 p.m. in Hoag Concert Hall located in the Music Building on campus. U-Band performs in a joint concert with The University Wind Ensemble at the end of spring semester. No audition required. Contact the Director of Bands to express interest.


    Percussion Ensemble

    Open to all qualif​ied students by audition. The Percussion Ensemble performs a variety of music ranging from ragtime to avant-garde. The ensemble gives several performances each semester on and off campus.



    Concert Choir

    The CSU-Pueblo Concert Choir is open to all students and members of the university community. Rehearsals begin the first full week of school in the Fall and Spring semesters and an audition is required for admittance. Ability to read music is recommended. The choir will present at least one major concert per semester and, in addition, usually joins the Pueblo Chorale Society for their large works concert in March each year.



    • Betsy Barto

    Vocal Jazz Ensemble

    The Jazz Ensemble is a select ensemble and admittance is by vocal audition from music majors and members of the student body.  The group is limited in size to approximately 15 members.  This ensemble does not meet the requirement for the vocal secondary ensemble, but rather is considered an elective vocal ensemble.  The Jazz Choir performs mostly a cappella jazz literature.

    Conducting: ​

Music Department

Anthony "Capps" Capozzolo Center for the Arts

Faculty and Staff

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