The GSMB is the conduit for school spirit and pride at ENMU. The GSMB–The Sound of the High Plains is proud to celebrate its 78th year of musical excellence!
GSMB members are both music majors and non-majors. The GSMB performs to the hottest charts, providing spectacular halftime entertainment for the fans who pack Greyhound Stadium. The GSMB meets during the fall semester. Rehearsals are held on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from noon to 1:50 p.m. at the GSMB outdoor rehearsal facility.
Many members of the GSMB proudly represented ENMU, the state of New Mexico, and the United States of America when they performed, by invitation, in the 2009 St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Dublin, Ireland.
The GSMB rehearses in the new home of the Eastern Bands, the Floren Thompson, Jr. Band Hall.
When you graduate from ENMU, you have the opportunity to perform and stay involved with music by participating in the Alumni Band.
Known for its spirit and inspired sound, the Basketball Pep Band consists of students who are members of the Greyhound Sound. Seating in the band is determined via a musical audition.
Drum majors, music section leaders and marching section leaders are members of the Spirit Band. The Spirit Band performs on campus and throughout the region at events that do not require the full instrumentation of the Greyhound Sound Marching Band. Members regularly receive compensation for their service. The Spirit Band recently performed for First Lady Laura Bush.
The ENMU Symphonic Band is open to all interested and talented undergraduate instrumentalists. This ensemble is seated based upon the results of a chair placement audition and performs the finest traditional and contemporary repertoire.
The Symphonic Band has been a featured ensemble at the conventions of the New Mexico Music Educators Association and the College Band Directors National Association. Recent guest conductors include Robert Jorgensen, Paula Crider, Norvil Howell and John Locke.
In addition to three formal concerts, the Symphonic Band performs at the Department of Music’s annual Christmas concert and for ENMU commencement ceremonies.
The Symphonic Band meets in the Floren Thompson Hall, Room 136, on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from noon to 1:50 p.m. in the late fall and spring semesters and may be taken for credit.
The Wind Symphony, established in fall 2003, is the most select concert organization at Eastern New Mexico University. The ensemble is comprised of highly talented undergraduate instrumentalists. All gifted musicians are encouraged to audition!
During the fall semester, the Wind Symphony presents one formal concert and is the featured ensemble at our “Friends of Music” Pops Concert. The Wind Symphony performs two formal concerts during the spring semester and shares the stage with an outstanding high school ensemble at our annual Concert Band Clinic.
The Wind Symphony meets in the Floren Thompson Band Hall, Room 136, on Tuesday and Thursday from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in fall and spring semesters and may be taken for credit.
Wind Symphony is administratively added to student schedules following auditions.