Band at Mount Mercy University

University Band is a 60-member student ensemble that performs a diverse selection of high-quality wind band and chamber wind masterworks representing a variety of styles, genres and time-periods. Music majors and non-majors are eligible for music scholarships that average over $3,000 per year, with our goal to provide students with a musically rewarding experience in an all-inclusive, welcoming environment while earning a first rate education. The University Band takes an annual spring break tour that is both a service and a performance tour, visiting regional high school and locations throughout the Midwest.
»The ensemble meets on Mondays, 7–8:20 PM, and Wednesdays, 3:30–5 PM.

Jazz Ensemble is open to all interested students to experience a variety of jazz styles though careful study of quality repertoire, engaging rehearsals, and performances representative of the highest musical standards.
»Ensemble rehearsals arranged around student schedules.

Pep Band is open to all University Band students and performs at 3-4 athletic events each year. It provides a fun and relaxed atmosphere for members to enjoy being together and to perform a variety of classic and modern pop music along with the MMU Fight Song (Stand for Mercy).

Chamber Music is available to musicians of similar ability levels interested in a small ensemble experience performance quality chamber music repertoire. With one on a part, musicians learn the process of preparing music for exacting a performance, without the leadership of a conductor, and collectively develop an interpretation of the work and acquire the interpersonal skills necessary for a musician to function in a small group.
»Ensemble rehearsals arranged around student schedules.

How to Join

Membership into the Mount Mercy University Concert Band is open to all wind and percussion musicians (music majors & non-music majors) who wish to enrich their college experience by joining a community of musicians interested in performing at a high level. Participants may register for either one credit hour or no credit.

Instrumental music scholarships are available to incoming freshmen and transfer students on a renewable basis. Private lessons for vocal, piano and instruments are open to students from all majors.

The Mount Mercy University Band program is under the direction of Mr. Steve Stickney.

Interested in joining? Contact Steve:

photo of Steve Stickney, Director of BandsSteve Stickney
Director of Bands
Mount Mercy University
Upper Lundy
sstickney@mtmercy.edu | 319-363-1323