Concert Band

Concert Band (MUS 102) 
M, W, F  3:00-3:50 p.m.
Haas Center fior Performing Arts, room 1515

Under the baton of Professor John Martin, the Grand Valley State University Concert Band is comprised of the finest music majors and talented non-music majors at Grand Valley State University. 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, Frank Ticheli's Vesuvius, David Maslanka's Give Us This Day, 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. Audition information is below. Please contact Professor John Martin at if you have any further questions.

CLICK HERE for 2021 Fall - MUS 102 Syllabus

CLICK HERE for 2021 Fall - Cycle I Rehearsal Schedule

CLICK HERE for the Intonation Sheet


Audition Information

Concert Band Audition Information

All students auditioning for Concert Band should visit the Ensemble Audition Information Page and prepare the excerpts and show up for your instrument’s specific block of time. You will be placed in one of the major ensembles (Symphonic Band, Concert Band, or Orchestra).

Audition Results and First Rehearsal:

Audition results will be posted on the GVSU Bands bulletin board located in the 1500 hallway in the Haas Center for the Performing Arts by 8:00 am on the first day of classes 

The first rehearsal will be Monday, August 30, 2021 in Haas Center for Performing Arts, room 1515 from 3:00-3:50 p.m.

Repertoire 2021/2022

Fall 2021 - Cycle I

Flourish for Wind Band, Ralph Vaughn Williams

Ballad for Aisha, Kimberly Archer

Amparito Poca, Jaime Texidor

Third Suite, Robert Jager

Fall 2021 - Cycle II

Olympia Hippodrome March, Russell Alexander

Acrostic Song, David Del Tredici

Rhythm Stand, Jennifer Higdon

Prelude, Siciliano, and Rondo, Malcolm Arnold



Fall 2021 - Cycle III

Fantasia in G, Timothy Mahr

Heart Songs, David Maslanka

Alleluia! Laudamus Te, Alfred Reed