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Symphonic Band

Dr. Cheldon Williams, Conductor

The WVU Symphonic Band is an auditioned ensemble that performs a varied repertoire of standard band literature.  The Symphonic Band presents two concerts per semester, both locally and regionally.  Auditions are required for membership and are held at the beginning of each semester.  Auditions are open to any West Virginia University student regardless of major.

Course Number: MUSC 300A
Rehearsals: Tuesday and Thursday (12:30-1:45 p.m.)

Auditions

Upcoming Symphonic Band Concerts

The symphonic band performing on stage

In Concert

October 3, 2023
7:30 p.m.
Lyell B. Clay Concert Theatre
Canady Creative Arts Center

The WVU Symphonic Band presents their first concert of the Fall 2023 semester. The concert will  feature guest soloist Hakeem Bilal, professor of trombone at WVU.


Program: 
Black Horse Troop - Sousa
Nocturne for Harp & Wind Ensemble - Grundman
Furusato - Okano
Lightning Field - Mackey
Before the Dawn - Biedenbender
William Byrd Suite - Jacob
Caribana Afterparty - Thomas

Symphonic Band Promo Poster

In Concert

November 14, 2023
7:30 p.m.
Lyell B. Clay Concert Theatre
Canady Creative Arts Center

WVU Trombone Professor Hakeem Bilal joins the Symphonic Band on a concert featuring a mix of concert band classics.  


Program
Festival Fanfare - Cesarini 
Military Polonaise - Chopin
Morceau Symphonique - Guilmant
October - Whitacre
Rest - Ticheli
William Byrd Suite - Jacob