SSU SYMPHONIC BAND
The Savannah State Symphonic Band consists of the finest wind and percussion players at SSU. Featuring performers selected by audition, this group regularly performs the best in wind band literature, from the Renaissance masters to the most recent prize winning compositions.
SSU MARCHING BAND
The Coastal Empire Sound Explosion (C.E.S.E.) is the most visible of the SSU Bands, providing the color and excitement of Tiger Athletics and enrichment of university life. The band performs regularly at home and selected away football games, parades, battle of the bands, and accepts invitations to perform throughout the Southeast. The band schedule does not conflict with other academic classes.
C.E.S.E. holds its annual preseason band camp approximately two weeks prior to the fall term. Band camp is required of all members and consists of placement auditions, fundamentals training, and show preparations. After the conclusion of camp, the band resumes a class-time rehearsal schedule. The band rehearses monday-friday from 6:00PM to 9:30PM during the fall semester.
SSU JAZZ BAND
The Jazz Ensemble is a premier ensemble and the University “big band”. This group performs literature standard in the world of jazz, as well as contemporary pieces by some of today’s best known jazz artists.
SSU PEP BAND
This is the group that provides musical support for basketball and arena functions. The Pep Band is open to any student regardless of major. Rehearsals generally begin in late October on Monday evenings with performances starting in early November at home and selected away basketball games.