Concert Band

Concert Band (MUS 102) 
M, W 7:00-8:50pm
PAC 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 2018 Winter - MUS 102 Syllabus

CLICK HERE for 2018 Winter - Cycle II Rehearsal Schedule

CLICK HERE for 2018 Winter Intonation Partner List 

CLICK HERE for the Intonation Sheet

Fall 2018 Concert Band Audition Information

1) If you are only auditioning for Concert Band, please download the specific excerpts for your instrument and prepare the page or pages to the best of your ability.  The audition committee will be looking for good tone quality, rhythm, style and dynamic contrast. You will also be asked to sight read a short excerpt at the audition.

2) If you are planning on auditioning for Symphonic Wind Ensemble or Orchestra (this includes all music majors and music minors), you do not need to play an additional audition for Concert Band since that audition will serve as your Concert Band audition.  Please go under “Ensemble Auditions” on the left side of this page and prepare the excerpts and show up for your instrument’s specific block of time.

Audition Times and Location

Location:  Performing Arts Center, Room 1211

Audition Times: TBA

The sign up list for Concert Band auditions will be located on Professor John Martin’s office door (PAC 1211) on TBA.  If you would like to sign up for an audition time prior to TBA, please contact Professor John Martin at with the day and time range you would like and he will you with your specific audition time.

Audition Results

Concert Band audition results (not including clarinet or percussion) will be posted on the PAC 1515 (band room) bulletin board at 4:00pm on TBA

The first rehearsal will be Monday, August 27, 2018 in PAC 1515 from 2:30-3:45pm.  

(Please prepare all music between the brackets and bring music to your audition time):

Flute  Oboe

Bassoon  Clarinet  Bass Clarinet

Alto Saxophone Tenor Saxophone Baritone Saxophone

Horn  1st Trumpet 2nd Trumpet

Trombone 1 Trombone 2  

Baritone (Treble Clef) Euphonium 

Tuba Percussion

2018 Winter Concert I 
Celebration Fanfare, Steven Reineke
Moment, Alex Shapiro
Hymn to the Infinite Sky, Satoshi Yagisawa
Cave of the Winds, Robert Dett
Theme from Schindler's List, John Wiliams
Hounds of Spring, Alfred Reed

2017 Winter Concert II
Ignition, Todd Stalter
Athletic Festival March, S. Prokofieff, arr. Goldman
Blessed are They, J. Brahms, arr, Buehlman
Mother Earth (A Fanfare), David Maslanka
Danzon No. 2, Arturo Marquez, arr. Nickel

CLICK HERE for Concert Band Rehearsal 4.9.18

Page last modified April 10, 2018