We help college band programs recruit talented students in higher quantities, boost event attendance, and convert alumni into donors. 

You make beautiful music and put on thrilling performances. We enhance your member recruitment and event attendance. Watch the video below to see one example of how...

30 college band and music programs (and counting) running on Bandwindow...

"This is going to revolutionize how we find students to come here."
John Pasquale
University of Michigan

Nebraska Case Study

Bandwindow was used by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Cornhusker Band in their 2018 recruiting season. They wanted to increase the pool of talent auditioning and they needed to attract, book, and coordinate hundreds of students for precise audition time slots. The overall impact made to their band program was significant and some of the key benefits are included below:

• For the first time in the band's history, booking out every section's audition time slots for every day
• Highest ever number of applications submitted via audio recordings (a result of audition slots being full)
• An essentially zero no-show attendance rate for auditionees
• Students joining from more states than ever before

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"We’ve had the highest quality of recruits in 20 years."
Rose Johnson
Recruitment Coordinator, Cornhusker Band

BANDWINDOW enables small, medium, and large college band and music programs to more intelligently engage important audiences:

 

  • Increase the number of high school students who join your marching band, concert ensembles, and apply to your music school

  • Recruit a higher caliber of talented students

  • Attract larger audiences for your concerts

  • Maximize attendance at / participation in:

    • recruitment events

    • opportunities for non-music majors​

    • camps

    • honor band / honor orchestra

    • auditions

    • performances

    • recitals

    • fundraisers

    • giving campaigns

  • Reduce paperwork, errors, and save time so you can focus on creating beautiful music

  • Build a higher quality music program

 

Your prospective recruits dream of performing in front of the largest audiences possible. Community members want to attend performances put on by the most talented students possible. Bandwindow helps on both sides. 

Questions and Concerns

How do I learn more about Bandwindow?

Schedule a phone call by clicking the button below. You will speak to one of our team members over an informal "get-to-know-each-other" style conversation. We will see if your band program and Bandwindow are a good fit for each other. Afterward, we will provide the materials, resources, and information that make the most sense for what you ultimately want for your band or music school.

 

Does this tool comply with my university's technical regulations?

Bandwindow has been built, tested, and implemented at 30 universities (and counting), most of which have very strict rules around what technology can be used. We haven't had any IT departments reject this tool. Bandwindow adheres to very strict industry-standard information security guidelines. A complete summary of our technical specs (most of which is very boring information if you are not in IT) is available upon request.

My university's admissions department already has their own tools to handle admissions and enrollment

While music schools realize a higher quantity and quality of recruits from working with Bandwindow, Bandwindow is a completely different category than admissions software. As one of many examples, if your Piano professor wants to share a special invitation to an upcoming piano recital with all of the high schoolers who had previously expressed interest in studying Piano at your school, he or she would not be able to use the university's admissions tools to get the word out. Bandwindow is, however, great at directing more prospective students to your university's admissions website or database (who wouldn't have otherwise been reached), which admissions departments always appreciate. 

 

I'm not technical at all. Can I still use Bandwindow?

Yes. We have many band directors, music school faculty, and administrators who have zero technical skills who are realizing value from Bandwindow everyday.  We get it - you have zero time to learn a new software. We know that for the most part. you are not a technologist or marketer. You are a musician or music educator. One of the main reasons programs love working with Bandwindow is we do all of the heavy lifting in terms of designing your content and campaigns. The tool has been built specifically for faculty and directors at music schools who are not accustomed to using fancy technology.

 

 

 

Who are you guys anyway?

We are a team of music enthusiasts, marketers, and engineers. We have all been music or theatre students before launching Bandwindow. From first-hand experience, our team has a unique combination of expertise in the college band industry, engaging Generation-Zers, and marketing.

 

 

 

 

I would rather wait to implement a solution like this

If you wait, you will be leaving a lot of opportunity on the table. Every time a prospective student visits your website, attends a performance, walks past your music building, and every time a faculty member does a workshop at a high school, prospective students are slipping through the cracks. These are high quality students, alumni, and donors who you want to begin a relationship with. You often only have one chance to be capturing these people and getting them into your network. You shouldn't wait to do this.  

Meet the Team

Alex Weiss

Co-Founder and Head of Customer Success
Marketing degree from the University of Michigan
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Saxophone player
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Involved in the band world for 13+ years as both a musician and consultant
--4 years at the high school level
--4 years at the college level
--3 years building Bandwindow working along college music directors

Gavin Todd

Co-Founder and Technical Specialist
Theatre Degree from Toi Whakkari School of Performance
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In 1998, founded the world's first digital postcard company.
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Actively mentors and coaches local business owners and entrepreneurs on their customer experience strategy

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