Symphonic Band

Symphonic Band

The Wheaton College Symphonic Band performs traditional and contemporary wind band music, joining a tradition of musical excellence on the Wheaton College campus for over 125 years. It is a remarkable mix of music and liberal arts majors who enjoy working together and sharing their musical gifts with others.

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The Wheaton College Symphonic Band is an all-campus ensemble of 70 musicians. Two major performances are presented every semester, in addition to special programming including children's concerts, holiday performances, and tours.

The Symphonic Band rehearses for an hour and a half, two days a week, and participates in regular devotions, service projects, and social activities. Rehearsals are Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:15-4:45 PM and Symphonic Band is a full-year course.

2013-2014 Performances:

  • Children’s Concerts (Oct 15 & 17)
  • Fall Concert (Nov 9)
  • Winter Concert (Feb 8)
  • Spring Concert (Apr 11)
  • Festival of Faith (May 9)

Instrumentation: flute, oboe, bassoon, clarinets, saxophones, trumpet, french horn, trombone, euphonium, tuba, string bass, harp, piano, percussion

Auditions consist of the following prepared items:

  • 1.5 minute "lyrical" selection of your choosing
  • 1.5 minute "technical" selection of your choosing
  • Chromatic scale slurred up and down
  • Sight-reading

Auditions are held in August before the first week of classes. You can schedule an audition by contacting Dr. Yontz at Timothy.Yontz@wheaton.edu.

Dr. Timothy Yontz, conductor
Timothy.Yontz@wheaton.edu

The Wheaton College Symphonic Band is an all-campus ensemble of 70 musicians. Two major performances are presented every semester, in addition to special programming including children's concerts, holiday performances, and tours.

The Symphonic Band rehearses for an hour and a half, two days a week, and participates in regular devotions, service projects, and social activities. Rehearsals are Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:15-4:45 PM and Symphonic Band is a full-year course.

2013-2014 Performances:

  • Children’s Concerts (Oct 15 & 17)
  • Fall Concert (Nov 9)
  • Winter Concert (Feb 8)
  • Spring Concert (Apr 11)
  • Festival of Faith (May 9)

Instrumentation: flute, oboe, bassoon, clarinets, saxophones, trumpet, french horn, trombone, euphonium, tuba, string bass, harp, piano, percussion

Auditions consist of the following prepared items:

  • 1.5 minute "lyrical" selection of your choosing
  • 1.5 minute "technical" selection of your choosing
  • Chromatic scale slurred up and down
  • Sight-reading

Auditions are held in August before the first week of classes. You can schedule an audition by contacting Dr. Yontz at Timothy.Yontz@wheaton.edu.

Dr. Timothy Yontz, conductor
Timothy.Yontz@wheaton.edu

Children's Concert Update