GVSU Bands

Concert Band

Under the baton of Dr. John Martin, the Grand Valley State University Concert Band is comprised of the finest music majors and non-music majors at GVSU. This ensemble is dedicated to broadening the artistic level and interest of its members while performing music of artistic and historical significance. Such works include: H. Owen Reed's La Fiesta Mexicana (1949), Frank Ticheli's Vesuvius and An American Elegy, Rolf Rudin's Der Traum des Oenghus, and Symphony No. 6 For Band by Vincent Persichetti. The GVSU Concert Band has also been featured at the Michigan Music Conference in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Membership is open to all Grand Valley State University students after completion of a successful audition.


2014 Audtion Information

I. 2014 Concert Band Auditons - Music Majors and Music Minors:  CLICK HERE for music and information

II. 2014 Concert Band Auditions - Non-Music Majors and Non-music Minors: Auditions will be held on Sunday, August 24 and Monday, August 25 for non-music majors. Please click on your instrument to download music and audition instructions.

FLUTE           OBOE         BASSOON       CLARINET       BASS CLARINET

ALTO SAX        TENOR SAX        BARITONE SAX

1ST TRUMPET         2ND TRUMPET        1ST TROMBONE    2ND TROMBONE

TREBLE CLEF BARITONE     BASS CLEF BARITONE     TUBA

 

 Please contact the Band Staff Office at (616) 331-3396 if you have any further questions.


Tentative Repertoire for Fall 2014/Winter 2015 - Concert Band

Concert I - October 14 - Movies, Broadway, & Opera

Parade of the Charioteers, Miklos Rozsa

Goin' Home, Antonin Dvorak

Orpheus in the Underworld, Jacques Offenbach

Theme from Schindler's List, John Williams

Four Dances from West Side Story, Leonard Bernstein

76 Trombones, Meredith Wilson

Concert II - November 20 - Music from the British Isles

H.R.H. Duke of Cambridge, Malcolm Arnold

Irish Tune from "County Derry", Percy Grainger

1st Suite in Eb, Gustav Holst

Eine Kleine Yiddish Ragmusik, Adam Gorb

Prelude, Siciliano, and Rondo, Malcolm Arnold

Dam Busters, Eric Coates

Repertoire for Winter 2015 - Concert Band

Concert I - February 24 - Dance Music

Slavonic Dances, Antonin Dvorak

Three Dances of Enchantment, Zaninelli

Washington Post March, Sousa

Waltz No. 2 from Jazz Suite No. 2, Shostakovich

Armenian Dances, Part I, Reed

Concert II - April 17

Wild Nights!, Tichelli

October, Whitacre

Brooke's Chicago Marine Band, Seitz

The Glory and the Grandeur, Russell Peck

 

Click here for Audio Clips of Concert Band

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