The Symphonic Band is an all-campus ensemble of 60-70 musicians. The ensemble rehearses MWF 3:15-4:45, and participates in regular devotions, service projects and social activities. Two major performances are presented every semester in addition to special programming including children's concerts, holiday performances, and tours. Symphonic Band is a full-year course.
The 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. In Spring 2015, the band will present concerts during a weeklong Spring Break tour in the southwest United States.
Instrumentation: flute, oboe, bassoon, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, french horn, trombone, euphonium, tuba, string bass, percussion
Auditions are held in August before the first week of classes and can be scheduled at that time or by contacting Dr. Yontz at Timothy.Yontz@wheaton.edu. Auditions consist of the following prepared items:
- 1 minute "lyrical" selection of your choosing
- 1 minute "technical" selection of your choosing
- Chromatic scale slurred evenly up and down demonstrating your full range
- (Percussion Auditions will be held separately through the Percussion Studio)
Dr. Timothy Yontz, conductor