Symphonic Band

Symphonic Band

The Wheaton College Symphonic Band performs traditional and contemporary wind band music, maintaining a tradition of music excellence at Wheaton College for over 125 years. It is a remarkable mix of music and liberal arts majors who enjoy close community and sharing their musical gifts with others.


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 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
  • Sight-reading
  • (Percussion Auditions will be held separately through the Percussion Studio)


Dr. Timothy Yontz, conductor

Symphonic Band Tour

Spring 2015


Monday, March 9, 2015

Providence Christian Academy

5275 S. Lindbergh

St. Louis, MO

8:30 AM Concert (not open to the public)


Westminster Christian School

800 Maryville Centre Drive

Town and Country, MO 63017

7:30 PM Concert – Public welcome


Tuesday, March 10. 2015

Joplin North Middle School

3901 East 32nd Street

Joplin, MO

1:15 PM Concert (not open to the public)


Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Little Rock Christian Academy

19010 Arkansas 10,

Little Rock, AR

9:40 AM Concert (not open to the public)


Thursday, March 11, 2015

Baytown Christian Academy

5555 N. Main

Baytown, TX

9:30 AM Concert (not open to the public)

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