About University Concert Band

Membership and Registration

The PLU Concert Band is open to all current PLU students without audition. Students wishing to join can register for MUSI 371, complete the registration form in the music office, or email Dr. Gerhardstein for more information. Participants come from the following areas:

  • PLU non – music majors
  • PLU music majors on primary and/or secondary instruments
  • PLU Community members 


Wednesday evenings during fall and spring semesters, 7:15 – 9:30, in MBR 322.


Each semester the band has the opportunity to work with student conductors nearing the end of their studies as a music education student on campus. Recent student conductors include:


  • Alex Justice, major instrument – Horn, hometown – McMinville, OR
  • Ingrid Smith, major instrument – Clarinet, hometown – Federal Way
  • Pablo Hernandez, major instrument – Euphonium, hometown – Mercer Island


  • Aaron Weed, major instrument – Euphonium, home town – Seattle
  • Sarah Martin, major instrument – Horn, home town – Federal Way
  • Tim Hager, major instrument – Percussion, home town – Bremerton