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RIT Concert Band


The Concert Band is an ensemble comprised of wind instruments that performs a variety of works including the Sousa marches, British Band literature, Broadway music, the latest compositions, and much more. The band typically performs several times each semester.

Audition Information: 

For the audition please prepare a piece of music that you already know, preferably from a solo concerto or sonata. In addition there will be sight-reading. Generally speaking if you performed in a concert band in high school you will be successful in performing the music performed by the RIT Concert Band.

Works Recently Performed: 

Below is a list of works that have been performed by the RIT Concert Band over the past five years.

  • Frank Ericson - Overture Jubiloso
  • Aaron Copland - Lincoln Portrait
  • Alfred Reed - A Festival Prelude
  • Jay Babcock (arr) - Beauty and the Beast
  • Jay Bocook (arr) - Danse Bacchanale
  • Gustav Holst - First Suite in Eb
  • Gustav Holst - Second Suite in F
  • Harold L. Walters - Instant Concert
  • James Clifton Williams – Fanfare and Allegro
  • James Swearingen - Sea Gate Overture
  • Johan deMiej – Lord of the Rings: Gandalf
  • John B. Chance - Variations on a Korean Folk Song
  • John B. Chance - Incantation and Dance
  • John Barnes Chance - Blue Lake
  • John Philip Sousa - Liberty Bell
  • John Williams - Sound The Bells
  • John Williams / arr. Paul Lavender - Jurassic Park
  • Leroy Anderson - Clarinet Candy
  • Michael Brown - Appalachian Air
  • Michael Sweeney - Kinesis
  • Michael Sweeney - Distant Thunder of the Sacred Forest
  • Michael Sweeney - Ancient Voices
  • Phil Snedecor (World Premiere) - Concerto For Trumpet
  • Ralph Ford - Royal Canadian Sketches
  • Richard L. Saucedo - Awakening Hills
  • Richard Saucedo - Snow Caps
  • Richard Wagner – Elsa’s Procession to the Cathedral
  • Robert R. Bennett - Suite of Old American Dances
  • Robert Smith - Inchon
  • Robert Smith - Symphony # 2 for Band
  • Sammy Nestico - Rhapsody for Flugelhorn and Band
  • Samuel R. Hazo - Psalm 42
  • Samuel R. Hazo - Perthshire Majesty
  • Thomas Knox - American Pageant
Ensemble Rehearsals: 

Tuesdays and Thursdays 5:00PM - 6:15PM SAU Music Room (A120)

Ensemble Membership: 

Contact the director, Mr. Dean Davis, for more information.

Ensemble Credit: 

Students can register for this 1 credit course.

RIT Concert Band Concerts

No concerts are currently scheduled! Please check back again soon.