The University Band at Notre Dame is the school's most diverse performing ensemble. Featuring faculty, staff, alumni, graduate students, and undergraduate students, musicians come from all walks of life and musical backgrounds. This year's program will feature the works of John Philip Sousa, Jach Offenbach, and James Curnow, among numerous other prominent composers.
Dating back to 1845, the Notre Dame Band is the oldest college band in continuous existence in the United States. The Band was the recipient of the 2011-2012 Sudler Trophy, considered the Heisman Trophy for college bands, and was declared a "Landmark of American Music" by the Indiana Music Educators Association.