Course number: MUSC 1639-4639
Credit: 1 credit, full year
Time: Monday and Wednesday, 6-7:30 p.m.
Room: MYB Conservatory Rm 004 [Band Room]
The Mount Allison Symphonic Band performs a wide variety of challenging works from the wonderful repertoire for full band, and also includes works from the long tradition of large chamber and serenade literature. Participation is encouraged from any Mount Allison student, and from community members who demonstrate a high level of musicianship and commitment. Symphonic Band is a great way to continue the use and refinement of your musical and intellectual skills in an upbeat atmosphere that brings together people from many disciplines in the spirit of liberal arts and the pursuit of excellence. The Symphonic Band is directed in 2017-18 by Dr. Greg Burton
THURSDAY, OCT. 19 – Matinee Pops Concert: “A Pops Spectacular!” Convocation Hall, 11:00 a.m.
THURSDAY, OCT. 19 – Pops Concert: “A Pops Spectacular!” Convocation Hall, 8:00 p.m.
FRIDAY, DEC. 1 – “Wind Band Favourites.” Convocation Hall, 7:30 p.m.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 14 – “Love in the Time of the Wind Band.” Convocation Hall, 8 p.m.
FRIDAY, APRIL 6 – “Songs and Dances for Wind Band.”Convocation Hall, 7:30 p.m.
Both new and returning members must sign up for and play a 10-minute audition, which aids in correct placement and part assignment. Sign-up sheets are posted outside Rm. 225 in the Music Conservatory (MYBC). All auditions (except percussion) take place in Rm. 225. If you are unsure about your schedule, the time commitment, the level of difficulty, or the audition process please contact Dr. Burton and discuss your concerns, but sign up to audition in any case.
Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2:00-7:00 pm
Wednesday, Sept. 6, 4:00-8:00 pm
Thursday, Sept. 7, 2:00-7:00 pm
Friday, Sept. 8, 1:00-5:00 pm
Audition requirements and materials are provided below as a downloadable PDF. Prepare the excerpts slowly and carefully, paying attention to detail such as articulation and tuning. If you think the excerpts are too difficult please contact Dr. Burton directly. He will discuss the process with you and may provide alternative materials.