RIT Concert Band

The Concert Band is an ensemble comprising 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.

Performances

No performances currently scheduled. Please visit the RIT Events Calendar for a full listing of performing arts concerts and events.

Concert Band Spring 2022

The Institute’s current guidance continues to state that there are no class size restrictions which means we continue normal rehearsals in SAU A130. Musician’s masks will be required for all wind players. In the fall of 2021, due to a large increase in student interest in the Concert Band, the Band was split into a Tuesday Band and a Thursday Band. This may or may not be the case for the spring semester. This decision will be made the first week of classes in January 2022. The Band will have two performances in the spring semester, late February and toward the end of the semester.

Prospective member information
Prospective members of the Concert Band must audition. Auditions will be held via Zoom unless you’re a percussionist or a student needing to use an RIT instrument. (Please note your need for an instrument on the personal information link below.) Auditions will occur January 4-6 from 12-4 pm.. You will be able to select a time via a link below.. Click here for General Audition Information. Click here to sign up for an audition time. Click here to complete your personal information.

Click here for General Audition Information.
Click here to sign up for an audition time.
Click here to complete your personal information.

Returning member information
Returning members of the Concert Band do not need to audition again. Please fill out the brief Google Form below to provide me with some information and to request a permission code.

Click here to fill out the personal information form and to request a permission code.

The first rehearsal will be on Tuesday, January 11, 2022 in SAU A130. Please feel free to email me with any questions at dwdgsh@rit.edu. I look forward to working with all of you in the upcoming semester.

Yours for better bands,
Mr. Davis

 

Recently Performed Repertoire

  • 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)

Rehearsals

6:30-7:45 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, SAU A130

Credit

Students can register for this 1 credit course.

FNRT-252
Credits 1
The RIT Concert Band is an experiential-learning course in which students learn music theory and historical context by learning several works from the Concert Band literature including standard wind band literature, contemporary compositions, marches, and orchestral transcriptions. The ensemble prepares to perform three major concerts a year and participates in departmental performances. Participation in learning and performing such music gives students an experiential appreciation and understanding of the role of music in modern society. Auditions will be held to assess proper placement. Contact instructor for more information.

Ensemble Images

Contact

Dean Davis
Dean Davis
Visiting Lecturer
Applied Music Instructor (Low Brass)
Director of Concert Band
Department of Performing Arts
College of Liberal Arts