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Band Alumni


KU SCHOOL OF MUSIC
Robert Walzel, Dean

KU BAND STAFF
Paul Popiel, Director of Bands
Matthew O. Smith, Associate Director of Bands/Director of Athletic Bands
Sharon Toulouse, Assistant Director of Bands
Leslie O'Neil, Office Manager/Administrative Assistant

KU BAND GRADUATE & TEACHING ASSISTANTS
Eric Olesiak
John Brabant 
Patrick Timmis 
Stephen Preisner
Anna Scott 
Jason Tracker
Megan Hipp 
Von Hansen 

GRADUATE CONDUCTING ASSOCIATES
Luke Johnson
Ben Harper

KU WOODWIND, BRASS AND PERCUSSION FACULTY
FLUTE:  Sarah Frisof
TRUMPET:  Steve Leisring
OBOE:  Margaret Marco
HORN:  Paul Stevens
CLARINET:  Stephanie Zelnick
TROMBONE:  Michael Davidson
BASSOON:  Eric Stomberg
TUBA/EUPHONIUM:  Scott Watson
PERCUSSION:  Ji Hye Jung

Click to view the 2012 KU Marching Jayhawks Alumni Band Itinerary (pdf)

VISIT KU BAND’S WEBSITES
KU Band
marchingjayhawks.com »

Click here for previous KU Alumni Band newsletters. (pdf)

Just as the band you played in was supported by the people who came before you, today's and tomorrow's bands need your support. Music scholarships, band awards and other financial aid depend on the generosity of our former students and and of others who appreciate good music and good performances.

On behalf of all the students of the KU Bands, we want to express our appreciation to those whose financial support makes it possible for us to provide services and opportunities for all of the bands and band students which would not otherwise be possible.

If you enjoyed your experience in the KU Bands, please consider joining the many other former band members who now show their appreciation by making an annual contribution.

Checks should be made payable and sent to:

KU Endowment Association/KU Band
P.O. Box 928
Lawrence, Kansas 66044-0928

Please visit the KU Endowment Association » for complete information on how to support the bands. Thank you from your friends in the KU Band.


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Music students present hundreds of public concerts every year
Students perform in KU choirs, concert bands, pep bands, ensembles, symphony orchestra, and jazz combos
The school owns one of the greatest jazz record collections in the world
KU Wind Ensemble performed the world premiere of the symphony "In the Shadow of No Towers" at Carnegie Hall
One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities
26 prestigious Rhodes Scholars — more than all other Kansas colleges combined
Nearly $290 million in financial aid annually