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.
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.
Below is a list of works that have been recently performed by the RIT Concert Band:
- Corcoran Cadets March (John Philip Sousa)
- New England Triptych: III. Chester (William Schuman)
- Imagine If You Will (Timothy Mahr)
- Selections from West Side Story (Leonard Bernstein, arr. W. J. Duthoit)
- The Fairest of the Fair (John Philip Sousa)
- Sevens (Samuel Hazo)
- The Liberty Bell March (John Philip Sousa, Arr. Keith Brion)
- Raging Machines (Brian Balmages)
- William Byrd Suite: 1. The Earle of Oxford’s Marche (Gordon Jacob)
- Irish Tune from County Derry (Percy Aldridge Grainger)
- Florentiner March (Julius Fučik, Ed. Frederick Fennell)
- Mars from “The Planets” (Gustav Holst)
- Selections from Wicked (Stephen Schwartz)
Tuesdays and Thursdays 6:30 PM to 7:45 PM; SAU A130
Contact the director, Mr. Dean Davis, for more information.
Students can register for this 1 credit course.