Concert Band meeting times: Monday-Friday, 2:50-4:05, MC040.
The Jacobs School of Music Concert Band performs major works of the traditional wind band repertoire as well as new compositions by leading composers. Consisting of both graduate and undergraduate music majors, this outstanding ensemble performs two or three concerts per semester and rehearses daily. A core group is often taken from the membership of the ensemble to form various chamber winds groups.
The band has played under the direction of various guest conductors including Frederick Fennell, Donald Hunsberger, John Whitwell and Ray Cramer and composers Karel Husa, Warren Benson, Samuel Adler, and Frank Ticheli. The group has recently premiered works by David Dzubay, Kevin Wilt, Joni Greene, and Kevin Walczyk. Recent soloists with the group have included Christopher Leslie of the West Point Concert Band, and faculty members Joey Tartell, trumpet, and Peter Ellefson, trombone.
Concert Band Spring 2022 Performances:
Tuesday, February 8 – 8:00pm MAC, Concert Band and Symphonic Band, live-streamed
Tuesday, April 5 – 8:00pm Auer Hall (Concert Band)
Tuesday, April 21 – 8:00pm MAC (Band Showcase: all bands & Big Red Basketball Band; live-streamed)
*Harp and Piano expected to rehearse on Brass/Perc sectional days (unless otherwise communicated), in addition to Full Ensemble days.
Tuesday February 8 repertoire:
The American Dream, by James Beckel
The Nature of Trees, by Cait Nishimura (premiere)
Occident et Orient, by Camille Saint-Saens (Tess Jones, conductor)
In the Open Air, In the Silent Lines, by Aaron Perrine
Havana, by Kevin Day
Tuesday April 5 repertoire:
Nova, by Katahj Copley
Quartz, by John Pellegrini (premiere)
Irish Tune from County Derry, by Percy Grainger/Arr. Rogers (Dr. Tiffany J. Galus, conductor)
First Suite in Eb, Op. 28, No. 1, for Military Band, by Gustav Holst/Ed. Matthews
Danse (Tarantelle Styrienne, 1890), by Claude Debussy, arr. John Boyd (Tim Loman, conductor)
March! by Jennifer Jolley (Dr. Tiffany J. Galus, conductor)
The Earth, from “Planets by Trouvére” by Jun Nagao
Thursday April 21: Spring Showcase repertoire:
Flight Amid an Autumn Wind by Nick Penrod (premiere)
Folk Dances by Dmitri Shostakovich, arr. Reynolds