University of Vermont

Department of Music and Dance

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University Concert Band

The UVM Concert Band is open to all UVM students regardless of major, minor, or college. In fact, in a typical semester, many or all of the seven undergraduate colleges are represented in Band!

The band performs several on-campus concerts each year and has also performed throughout Vermont and the northeast. We have also given international concerts in Austria, Germany, Italy, and Slovakia. Repertoire is chosen from band "classics" like the Holst suites, John Barnes Chance's Incantation and Dance and Variations on a Korean Folk Song, and newer pieces, including first performances and American premieres.

Many Concert Band members also participate in the pep band, which performs at UVM hockey and basketball games.

Read the FAQs about the Concert Band rehearsals, performances, auditions, and more.


Auditions

Each student must take a yearly placement audition for seating. Since these are simply placement auditions, students should register for Band (MU 121) before the audition. View Concert Band audition info.

View the current syllabus


2016-17 Concert Schedule

Friday, September 23, 2016, 7:30 p.m. in the Music Building Recital Hall

The Concert Band will perform on the department's traditional Homecoming Concert in the Recital Hall along with the UVM Orchestra and Choirs:

Battle Pavane - Susato/Margolis [other arrangements: Univ. Texas Wind Ensemble Baylor Trombones Early Music Consort of London
Variations on an African Hymnsong - Hilliard (conducted by the composer)
Lord of the Rings - de Meij/Lavender (click on sound button)

Fall Concert: Friday, November 11, 2016, 7:30 p.m. in the Music Building Recital Hall

  • Repertoire TBA

Spring Concert: Friday, April 7, 2017, 7:30 p.m. in the Music Building Recital Hall


Links

Fingering Charts (downloadable PDF files)

There are, of course, LOTS of metronome and tuner apps; the following are just examples.

iPhone/iPad Tuner apps: eTuner
Android Tuner apps: Cleartune
"5 best metronome apps"


Recent programs

Last modified September 14 2016 01:01 PM