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RIT Concert Band

Overview: 

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.

Recently Performed Works: 

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)
Ensemble Rehearsals: 

Tuesdays and Thursdays 6:30 PM to 7:45 PM; SAU A130

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

Saturday, December 7, 2019 - 7:00pm
Friday, February 28, 2020 - 7:00pm