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The "Screaming Eagles" Marching Band

The “Screaming Eagles” Marching Band is the largest and most visible student organization at Boston College. Founded in 1919, the Band has traveled around the world to represent BC at football games, parades, and international celebrations. Membership is open to all Boston College students as well as students from area colleges and universities. Rehearsals are held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from September through November.

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The University Wind Ensemble of Boston College
The mission of the University Wind Ensemble is to provide students the opportunity to perform the finest and most challenging wind and percussion literature of outstanding composers. The typical member of the University Wind Ensemble is a highly skilled, highly motivated student for whom making music is a personal priority. The ensemble performs large ensemble literature for winds and percussion as well as chamber music. Members receive a small scholarship and free private lessons. Auditions take place at the start of the fall semester.

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BC bOp! Jazz Ensemble
BC bOp!, the premiere instrumental and vocal jazz ensemble of Boston College, performs great jazz in a big band setting on campus, throughout New England, and nationally. The ensemble is dedicated to achieving the highest levels of jazz performance. Over the years, BC bOp! has enjoyed competitive success at national jazz festivals. Membership is by audition.

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Boston College Symphonic Band
The Symphonic Band, affectionately known as SymBa, is the largest concert ensemble at Boston College. Membership is open to the entire Boston College community and includes students, staff, alumni, and community members. The ensemble performs a variety of literature from traditional to contemporary wind band music. There are opportunities to participate during the summer as well as the school year.

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Pep Band 
The Pep Band is open to all wind and percussion msuicians. This ensemble is great opportunity to support BC Men's Hockey and Men's and Women's Basketball. Travel to fun and exciting athletic events and NCAA tournaments like the Beanpot, ACC Tournaments, and the 2016 Frozen Four in Tampla, Florida!