Who We Are:

Peru State College Bands holds the distinct privilege of being the second oldest band program in Nebraska at the first institution of higher education in the state. Our program strives to create an atmosphere of inclusion where all are welcome to participate in our community of music making. Membership is open to all students, faculty, and community members who have experience on wind and percussion instruments.

Performance Opportunities:

Concert Band
MUSC 101 – M/W from 3:30-4:45pm (Jindra 215)

Pep Band
MUSC 101 – M/W from 3:30-4:45pm (Jindra 215)

 Jazz Ensemble
MUSC 103 – T/R from 3:30-4:45pm (Jindra 215)

Applied Lessons
MUSC 120-420 – Woodwinds, Brass, Percussion, Piano

Chamber Music
For students who are interested in performing chamber music, various options are available. These opportunities are usually a subset of our large ensembles (Concert Band and Jazz Ensemble), but in certain circumstances, extracurricular groups are formed.

Tuition Assistance and Scholarships:

In addition to the general music tuition waivers found here, the bands department offers additional scholarships to those who audition and meet requirements.

–       Ensemble Participation Tuition Waivers

–       Clements Band Scholarship

–       Victor Jindra Scholarship

For more information about our music scholarships and tuition waivers, please visit


Meet the Faculty and Staff:

Scott Walker-Parker, Director of Instrumental Activities
Mark Benson, Director of Jazz Ensemble and Applied Woodwinds
Barb Jones, Accompanist and Music Assistant
Bennett Jandreau, Percussion Specialist


Upcoming Events:                

Fall 2023

Jazz on the Green, Thursday, September 28th @ 11:30am on the PSC Quad

Peru State Homecoming Parade, Saturday, September 30th @ 10am

Jazz Ensemble Fall Concert, Thursday, November 9th @ 6pm in the Performing Arts Center

Department of Music Christmas Concert, Thursday, December 7th @ 6pm in the Performing Arts Center


Spring 2024

Small Group and Jazz Ensemble Winter Concert, Thursday, February 22 @ 6pm in the Performing Arts Center

Nebraska State Bandmasters Association Conference, February 29th – March 2nd in Lincoln, Nebraska

Festival of Winds and Percussion, Friday, March 22nd in the Performing Arts Center

Jazz Festival, Friday, April 12th in the Performing Arts Center

PSC Bands Spring Concert, Thursday, April 18th @ 6pm in the Performing Arts Center



Get Involved:

Fall 2023 Performance Opportunities

Instrumental Music Interest Form

Peru State Homecoming Parade

Marching Band Performance Clinic

Instrumental Studio and All-State Preparation Day

Festival of Winds and Percussion



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