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.
2015 Winter Chair Placement Audition Information
The 2015 Winter Chair Placement Auditions will be held on Sunday, January 4, 2015. Please click on your instrument to download music and audition instructions.
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
Symphonic Dance No. 3 "Fiesta," Williams
Slavonic Dances, Antonin Dvorak
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
Brooke's Chicago Marine Band, Seitz
Give Us This Day, Maslanka
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