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.