In Spring 2021 the “mini” Concert Band will offer four 2-week cycles using a *variety of small ensembles, which are limited to 12 wind players, and percussionists as needed and as room capacities allow. Repertoire determines instrumentation.
Cycle 1: Feb. 22–March 4
Cycle 2: March 8–18
Location: MC066 (March 18: graduate wind conducting recital)
Cycle 3: March 22–April 1
Location: MC066 (April 1: graduate wind conducting recital)
Cycle 4: April 5–15
When: Monday–Friday from 3:00-3:30 and 4:00-4:30 pm. Each small ensemble rehearses for a 30-minute period.
*Additional small ensembles will rehearse on Tuesdays and Thursdays in MA405 at the same time during these cycles.
Informal performances will take place during the last rehearsal day of each cycle and are closed to the public. Attendance will be taken before all rehearsals begin.
Meeting Times: 3:00-4:35 pm daily.
Conductors: Wind Conducting graduate students
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.