Welcome to the Eastern Illinois University Bands! The EIU Bands have been serving the University and its students since 1927 through a variety of ensemble experiences. These ensembles feature three concert bands including the EIU Wind Symphony, Concert Band, Symphonic Band, Basketball Band, and the always-enthusiastic, Panther Marching Band. Over 250 students participate each semester in these outstanding ensembles.
The Wind Symphony, Concert Band, and Symphonic Band perform regularly on the stage of the world class Dvorak Concert Hall in the Doudna Fine Arts Center.
Click below to see and hear the EIU Wind Symphony's performance of America, the Beautiful (arr. Carmen Dragon) from November 11, 2021.
We invite you to visit us in person to truly experience the Eastern Illinois Bands! If you're a prospective music major, click here to set-up a visit.