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    Marching Band: The Eagle Marching Band is one of the most exciting and vital organizations on campus. The EWU Marching Band is the focal point of pride and enthusiasm in support of the Eastern Eagle Football NCAA Division 1 FCS Team (2010 Champions!) This highly visible group performs at all home games, selected away games and other events on campus. They have performed around the Northwest at half-time shows for the Seattle Seahawks NFL team and for teams in the Canadian Football League.

    Code Red is Eastern's premier pep band, performing at selected EWU basketball and volleyball games, as well as other campus and community events and recruiting tours.  Code Red is comprised of the most elite and dedicated musicians from the marching band, and therefore all members of Code Red are required to play in marching band.  Membership is by audition.  This band is designed to create intense school spirit, while providing music students with a professional musical experience.  Code Red members receive pay compensation provided by the President's office. 

    Symphonic BandThe Symphonic Band is a full sized concert band performing once per quarter on campus. The band's full size and balanced instrumentation allow the group to draw its literature from the best of traditional and contemporary repertoire. Rehearsals are limited to two per week.

    Wind Ensemble: The Eastern Wind Ensemble is comprised of the most outstanding wind and percussion students on campus.  The group is dedicated to the performance of the finest in wind literature from all musical periods.  Members are selected by audition and the group performs extensively on and off campus.  Over the years, many guest artists have appeared with the group including Allen Vizzutti, Craig Kirchhoff, Eugene Corporan, Robert Ponto, Gunther Schuller, Libby Larsen, Tom Staples, Mike Boschen, and Thomas Lee. They have performed Washington Music Educators Association conferences, All-Northwest M.E.N.C. conferences, Festival Nelson British Columbia, and the Collegiate Wind Festival at California State University, Fresno.  The group can be heard on their two compact discs entitled CELEBRATIONS and DANCES, SONGS & CELEBRATIONS as well as the EWU Music Department's three CD's, SOUNDSCAPES, PRISMS, and MILLENIUM

    Contact Information

    EWU Music Department
    119 Music Building
    Cheney, WA 99004

    email: chegney@ewu.edu
    phone: 509.359.2241
    fax: 509.359.7028

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