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

Performing Arts events at RIT have been canceled or postponed while campus is closed due to COVID-19. To give you an idea of the types of events that RIT generally hosts, please visit our Events page for a small sample of previously-scheduled performances.

Audition Information

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.

Please contact Conductor Dean Davis for more information.

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
Adjunct Faculty
Director of Concert Band
Applied Music Instructor (Low Brass)