The University of North Georgia Symphonic Band, conducted by Dr. Ashley Jarrell, is open to all qualified students by audition. The band performs many celebrated genres of music, from contemporary artists such as Eric Whitacre and Frank Ticheli to traditional pieces by Alfred Reed and Percy Grainger. The music is both challenging and musically rewarding. The UNG Symphonic Band performs both on and off campus throughout the entire academic year. Members of the band are required to participate in all rehearsals and performances and are expected to spend time outside of class perfecting and refining their musical abilities. The UNG Symphonic Band is a resident ensemble on the Gainesville Campus.