Concert Groups

Membership in all concert groups is by individual audition and is open to all regularly enrolled students regardless of major.

The MGA University Band

The MGA University Band (UB) is the umbrella organization that includes The Band of Knights Outdoor Ensemble and also serves as the Band Department's largest concert organization. The UB is open to musicians from all schools and departments within Middle Georgia State University. The indoor ensemble provides a training ground for aspiring professional musicians in numerous disciplines and serves as a studio orchestra for recording sessions, student compositions, and conducting training. The UB also performs a repertoire of the finest in original band music and transcriptions. Contact Dr. Clark for membership requirements.

The Middle Georgia Percussion Ensemble

One of the most highly acclaimed groups within the Band of Knights family, the Percussion Ensemble is in high demand throughout the state and region. This group performs a broad range of percussion music from Salsa to steel drums to contemporary compositions.

The Jazz Knights Jazz Ensemble

From Louis Armstrong to Count Basie to Weather Report to the Allman Brothers, the Jazz Knights perform a myriad of styles from traditional jazz to fusion and rock. This energetic ensemble, comprising both music majors and students from other disciplines, has become one of the most popular performing groups in the region. The Jazz Knights, will rehearse from 3:30 to 4:45 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the Music Building (formerly the Community Education Center.) We welcome saxophone, trumpet, trombone, piano, bass, guitar, and drum set players - but if you play another instrument we can find a way to include you as well. New members register for MUSC 1082 and returning members register for MUSC 2082. The ability to improvise is not required - if you are interested we will teach you to improvise - no pressure!

The Middle Georgia Brass Ensemble

The Middle Georgia Brass Ensemble performs a varied repertoire that covers styles from Palestrina to Dixieland. This group is in high demand throughout Middle Georgia, entertaining audiences of all ages.

The Knight Winds Woodwind Ensemble

The Knight Winds focus on advanced woodwind performance skills, preparing a varied repertoire of classical, romantic, and contemporary music. This outstanding group is at home in numerous settings from intimate chamber concerts to holiday and seasonal venues.