The bands at BSU are passionate about music and encompass all instruments and music genres.

Blue Ice Jazz Band


The Blue Ice Jazz Band, established over 30 years ago, is a group of Bemidji State students with a passion for jazz. The band hosts Bemidji State University Jazz Fest annually. Blue Ice also performs at many community events such as dances and weddings.

Contact: Scott Guidry

Pep Band

BSU pep band


The BSU Pep Band pumps up the crowd at sporting events at Bemidji State University. The band plays fun music that excites the crowd creating an electric game-day atmosphere. This ensemble requires no audition and is open to all BSU students.

Contact: Ryan Webber

Symphonic Band


The Symphonic Band’s favorite sounds are from the traditional band classics of the twentieth century. The band is comprised of music majors, non-music majors, and community members.

Contact: Ryan Webber

Wind Ensemble

Jazz Band Saxophone


The Wind Ensemble at BSU has a long history of being recognized as one of the finest programs in the region. The ensemble performs twentieth-century pieces as well as contemporary works. The Wind Ensemble hosts the Bemidji State University Honor band annually. Below is a Wind Ensemble performance!

Contact: Scott