2014 Symphonic Band

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 by Prof. James Kalyn.



Thursday October 11, 11 am, Convocation Hall
Thursday October 11, 8 pm, Convocation Hall
Friday November 30, 7:30 pm, Convocation Hall


Thursday February 14, 8 pm, Convocation Hall
Saturday March 30, 7:30 pm, Convocation Hall


Please sign-up outside MYB Conservatory Room 108 or email Prof. Kalyn. Every participant must audition for the ensemble; these auditions help determine placement within the ensemble. Please see Audition Guidelines and Audition Materials below, and contact Prof. Kalyn if you have questions.

Audition Dates

Sunday September 2, 1-5 pm

Monday Sept. 3, 9 am-5 pm
Note: percussionists must audition between 4-5 pm, in the Band Room

Tuesday Sept. 4, 1-5 pm, 7-9 pm

Wed. Sept. 5, 10 am-12 pm, 1-3 pm [Note: rehearsal at 6 pm]

Wednesday Sept. 5, 6:00 pm First rehearsal

Audition Guidelines

Click here to download the Audition Guidelines.

Audition Materials

Audition requirements and materials are provided below as a downloadable PDF. Printed copies are also available in MYB Conservatory Rm. 108. Prepare the excerpts slowly and carefully, paying attention to detail such as articulation and tuning. If you need help or have questions please contact Prof. Kalyn directly.