Symphonic Band

The Symphonic Band is the Band Department's largest concert organization and is composed of musicians from all schools and departments within the University. Membership is by individual audition and is open to all regularly enrolled students regardless of major. The Symphonic Band performs repertoire of the finest in original band music plus orchestral and keyboard transcriptions.

Rehearsals are held one day a week in the fall semester and two days a week in the spring semester. The Symphonic Band meets on Monday afternoon from 3:40-5:30 pm in the fall, and on Monday and Wednesday afternoon during the same time in the spring. Auditions for chair placement are held on the first day of class each semester. Audition music excerpts are available online one week prior to the audition each semester. The ensemble performs one concert in the fall and two concerts in the spring. The enrollment for each band numbers approximately 70-100 musicians each semester. Auditions are open to all interested students. The course number is MUS 4252. The group is conducted by Director of Athletic Bands, Roy King.

2011-Present Performed Repertoire

Symphonic Band
Roy King, conductor
Danielle Emerich, graduate conductor
William Novak, graduate conductor

Fanfare of Wakakusa Hill - Itary Sakai
Colonial Song - Percy Grainger
Colorado Peaks - Dana Wilson
        Danielle Emerich, graduate conductor
Exhilaration and Cry from Southern Harmony - Donald Grantham
Serenade in C minor, K. 388 - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Bravura - Charles Edward Duble
        William Novak, graduate conductor
William Byrd Suite - Gordon Jacob
     I. The Earle of Oxford's March
        Danielle Emerich, graduate conductor
Allelujah! Laudamus Te - Alfred Reed

Symphonic Band
Roy King, conductor
Danielle Emerich, graduate conductor
Christopher Drew Dickey, graduate conductor
Kelvin Jones, graduate conductor

February 27, 2014
España Cañi - Pascual Marquina/Longfield
        Kelvin Jones, graduate conductor
October - Eric Whitacre
        Danielle Emerich, graduate conductor
Masque - W. Francis McBeth 
        Danielle Emerich, graduate conductor 
Armenian Dances - Aram Khatchaturian/Satz
        Christopher Drew Dickey, graduate conductor
Rhosymedre - Ralph Vaughan Williams/ Beeler
        Danielle Emerich, graduate conductor
March of the Belgian Paratroopers - Pierre Leemans/Wiley
        Christopher Drew Dickey, graduate conductor
Arabesque - Samuel Hazo
        Kelvin Jones, graduate conductor

Symphonic Band
Roy King, conductor
Christopher Drew Dickey, graduate conductor

November 27th, 2012
Konigsmarche - Richard Strauss
A Symphonic Prelude - Alfred Reed
An Original Suite - Gordon Jacob
      I. March
      II. Intermezzo
      III. Finale
An American Fanfare - Rick Kirby
To Dream in Brushstrokes - Michael Oare
The Old Sore Head - Julius Fucik
Balkanya (Three Balkanese Dances) - Jan Van Der Roost
      I. Moderato
      II. Gentile
      III. Andante Comodo

Symphonic Band
Roy King, conductor
Alan Clark, Chasse Duplantis, graduate conductors

April 27, 2012
La Forza del Destino – Verdi
Kirkpatrick Fanfare – Andrew Boysen
Salvation is Created – Tschesnokoff
Albanian Dance – Shelley Hanson
Stormworks – Stephen Melillo
The Girl I Left Behind Me – Leroy Anderson
Loch Lomond – Frank Ticheli

Symphonic Band
Roy King, conductor
N. Alan Clark, graduate conductor

February 29, 2012
Alleluia! Laudamus Te – Alfred Reed
In the Church – Gabriel Pierne/Musgrave
Symphonic Dance No. 3 “Fiesta” – Clifton Williams
Emblem of Unity – J.J. Richards
Passages – Michael Sweeney
Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis – Ralph Vaughan Williams/Bocook
Italian Rhapsody – Julie Giroux

Symphonic Band
Roy King, conductor
N. Alan Clark, graduate conductor

Zampa Overture – Louis J.F. Herold/Safranek
Lagan Love – Luigi Zaninelli
Shin’ya Takahasi – Jalan-Jalan
British Eighth March – Zo Elliot
Semper Liberi – Robert W. Smith
Shenandoah – Frank Ticheli
Tempered Steel – Charles Rochester Young
Sabre and Spurs – John Philip Sousa