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Instrumental Ensembles

Carthage Wind Orchestra

One of the oldest college bands in the United States, with a rich tradition of touring the Midwest and internationally.

Carthage Chamber Orchestra

Performs music for both string orchestra and chamber orchestra, both on and off campus.

Jazz Ensemble

Regularly performs with guest artists both on and off campus.

Carthage Pep Band

Performs at all home football games, basketball games and other special events on campus.

Fifth House Ensemble

Carthage’s Ensemble in Residence, The Chicago-based Fifth House Ensemble, is a versatile and dynamic group praised by the New York Times for its “conviction, authority, and finesse.”