University of Vermont

College of Arts and Sciences

Department of Music and Dance

UVM Concert Band
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University Concert Band

D. Thomas Toner, conductor, 303 Southwick, Phone: 656-7774, e-mail:

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

The band performs several concerts each semester both on campus and throughout Vermont and the northeast, as well as performing concerts in Austria, Germany, Italy, and Slovakia. The Concert Band also serves as the "home" of the pep band, which performs at UVM hockey and basketball games. Unfortunately, the university discontinued the football program in the early 1970's, so the Marching Band ceased operation in 1975.

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


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

View the current syllabus

2014-15 Concert Schedule

Friday, October 10, 2014, 7:30 p.m. in the Music Building Recital Hall

The Concert Band and Orchestra performed on the department's newly configured Homecoming Concert - on Friday night of Homecoming in the Recital Hall. The Band played Vaclav Nelhybel's Festivo, Mosaic by Stephen Paulus, Percy Grainger's arrangement of Irish Tune from County Derry, and Journey Through Orion by Julie Giroux.

Fall Concert: Friday, November 7, 2014, 7:30 p.m. in the Music Building Recital Hall

The Concert Band performed its Fall concert on Friday, Novemebr 7 in the Recital Hall. The Band played Exultation by Philip Sparke, Journey Through Orion by Julie Giroux, Andrew Boysen's Fantasy on a Theme by Sousa and the piece it was based on - Sousa's Fairest of the Fair, Silence Overwhelmed by Brian Balmages, and Frank Ticheli's Vesuvious.

Spring Concert "The World of Music": Friday, April 10 at 7:30 p.m. in the Music Building Recital Hall, with guest Marsh Prof. Srinivas Krishnan.


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 (View the list of past performances)

Tentative Future Trip Itinerary

Itinerary from the 2009 trip to Italy

Movie from the 2007 trip to Germany, Austria, and Slokavia

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