Symphonic Band

Dr. Christopher Schletter, Conductor

The Marshall University Symphonic Band is one of the fine ensembles performing core wind band repertoire, as well as some new works, available to us. Membership in the Symphonic Band is open to all Marshall University students, both music majors and non-majors.  Rehearsals take place on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays from 1:00-1:50. Auditions are not required to be in the ensemble. However, we request that all students have a few years of experience and have the ability to read music.

We work to better ourselves through music, while we strive to reach exceptional music performance levels together. We encouraged members of the Symphonic Band to practice their parts on a regular basis outside of the scheduled rehearsals.  Currently with 40 members, the Symphonic Band presents two concerts each semester. In addition, we perform at the MU High School Honor Band Festival.

Recent Performance Repertoire

  • Country Gardens by Percy Grainger
  • A Hymn for Peace by Kevin Day
  • Two Movements from Lincolnshire Posy, by Grainger, arr. for flex ensemble by M. Sweeney
  • Divertimento for Brass and Percussion by Karel Husa
  • Ye Banks and Braes ‘O Bonnie Doon by Percy Grainger
  • Belle, from Cajun Folk Song Suite, flex band edition by Frank Ticheli
  • In This Broad Earth by Steven Bryant
  • Rondino by L. V. Beethoven
  • Improvisations for 4 Trumpets and 4 Percussion by Nicole Piunno
  • Life Painting (adaptable instrumentation) by Aaron Perrine
  • Serenade for Winds, Op. 44 by Dvorák, arr. by Jacques Larocque for sax enesemble
  • Let Me Be Frank (adaptable instrumentation) by John Mackey
  • Arith-Metric No. 1 by Brian Balmages

Find previous concerts on our School of Music YouTube Channel.


Course Information:
MUS 265 & 465
Offered fall and spring semesters

Upcoming Wind Band Performances

All concerts can be found on our YouTube Channel here.

April 15th – The Wind Symphony presents their final performance of the season, “Concert of Soloists.” Thank you all for attending.
You can watch the concert again here.

Thursday, April 22nd – Symphonic Band presents their final performance of the season, “Air, Land, and Sea.”

You can watch the concert again here.


Marching Thunder Events

Fall 2021 Performance Schedule
This schedule is subject to change over the course of the summer
at MU unless otherwise noted)


11 Leadership Day Camp
12 Band Camp Begins
20 Freshman March (Drum Line Only)
21 Friends and Family Performance

11 vs N.C. Central
28 Kanawha Gazette-Mail Band & Majorette Festival Exhibition
18 vs East Carolina

9 vs Old Dominion
16 Tri-State Marching Championships
24 vs FIU (Possible Homecoming)

13 vs UAB
27 vs Western Kentucky

4 C-USA Championship (TBA)
Post-season Bowl Game (location/Date TBA)