The Symphonic Band is an all-campus ensemble of 45-60 musicians. The ensemble rehearses MW 3:45-5:15. Three major performances are presented annually. Symphonic Band is a full-year course and is open to all students.
The Wheaton College Symphonic Band performed at the 2014 North Central Division Conference of the College Band Director’s National Association and the 2013 Illinois Music Education Conference.
Dr. Timothy Yontz, conductor
Instrumentation: flute, oboe, bassoon, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, french horn, trombone, euphonium, tuba, string bass, percussion
Auditions are held during the first three days of classes in the fall, August 23-25. New students can sign up for a time during Freshman Orientation (in Lower Beamer) or by contacting Dr. Yontz at Timothy.Yontz@wheaton.edu. Auditions consist of a short (two minutes or less) excerpt from a solo of your choice PLUS the band excerpts as provided below.