Symphonic-Band The Alabama Symphonic Band is one of three wind ensembles housed within the University of Alabama School of Music. The Alabama Symphonic Band performs four concerts each year, in addition to performing at the annual Alabama Honor Band Festival each February. The membership of the ensemble is selected by audition in the fall of each year. The band performs a varied repertoire of literature ranging from the most cutting edge new literature to the cornerstone classics of the wind band repertoire. The ensemble rehearses two days each week.