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Temple University Night Owls Community Band

Wind Symphony

Wind Symphony in TPAC 2015

Dr. Patricia Cornett
Interim Associate Director of Bands, will conduct the Temple University Wind Symphony during the 2017-18 year

Rehearsals: Mondays & Wednesdays 1:00-3:30pm in Temple Performing Arts Center (TPAC)

2018-19 Wind Symphony Concert Schedule:

TBA

The Temple University Wind Symphony is the premier wind band of the Boyer College of Music and Dance. The ensemble comprises advanced graduate and undergraduate musicians and performs approximately six formal concerts throughout the academic year. The ensemble meets two days per week, totaling five-hours of rehearsal. Repertory performed is representative of the finest in wind literature, spanning musical styles from the Renaissance through today. Concert programs include pieces for varied instrumentation as few as eight players to pieces for large symphonic wind band. During the year, concerts feature internationally respected guest soloists, award winning composers-in-residence, and student wind-concerto winners.

The Wind Symphony has released four recordings:

Wind Concerti, featuring members of The Philadelphia Orchestra. Emily Threinen, conductor (BCM&D Records)
Celebrations. Professor Emeritus Arthur D. Chodorff, conductor. (BCM&D Records)
Temple University Wind Symphony. Professor Emeritus Arthur D. Chodorff, conductor. (Albany Records)
American Sounds. Professor Emeritus Arthur D. Chodorff, conductor. (Toshiba-EMI).

American Sounds, was the first commercial instrumental recording by a Boyer College ensemble. This disc emerged when the Wind Symphony was selected to be one of six university concert bands in the United States to record a volume for the Masterpieces Series on the Toshiba-EMI Label. Temple University Wind Symphony included soloists Anthony Gigliotti, clarinet, Jonathan Blumenfeld, oboe, and Eric Carlson, trombone. Celebrations commemorates Professor Chodoroff’s tenure at Temple University.

By invitation through competitive applications, the Wind Symphony has performed at the World Association for Symphonic Bands and Ensembles Conference, College Band Directors National Association National Conference, Eastern Division of the Music Educators National Conference (now National Association for Music Education), Pennsylvania Music Educators Association Conference, and the Eastern Division Conference of the College Band Directors National Association.

 

Membership in the Wind Symphony requires an audition and faculty approval for participation; auditions are held the first week of the fall semester.

 

Symphonic Band

Matthew Brunner conducting 2015

 

Rehearsals: Mondays & Wednesdays 4:30-6:30pm in Presser Hall 240

2018-19 Symphonic Band Concert Schedule:

TBA
Matthew Brunner, conductor

Conducted by Matthew Brunner, the Symphonic Band is the select wind band of the Boyer College of Music and Dance. The ensemble comprises undergraduate music and non-music majors and performs two formal concerts during the spring semester. The ensemble meets two days per week, totaling four hours of rehearsal. Repertory performed is representative of core wind literature of high artistic merit of the past and present, including works for small and varied instrumentation.

Membership in the Symphonic Band requires an audition and faculty approval for participation; auditions are held at the end of fall semester.

 


Collegiate Band

 

 

Rehearsals: Tuesdays 4:30-6:30pm in Presser Hall 240

 

2018-19 Collegiate Band Concert Schedule:

TBA
Matthew Brunner, conductor

 

Conducted by Matthew Brunner, the Collegiate Band is the large campus concert wind band of Temple University. Any instrumental student on campus is encouraged to participate, as the ensemble comprises predominantly non-music majors and performs one formal concert in the spring semester. The ensemble meets one day per week, totaling two hours of rehearsal. Repertory performed includes standard wind literature and pieces to broaden musical expectations of its members.

Membership the Collegiate Band requires an audition and faculty approval for participation; auditions are held at the end of fall semester.

 


Diamond Marching Band: The Pride of The Cherry and White 

Directed by Matthew Brunner, the Temple University Diamond Marching Band presents exciting and innovative contemporary shows during the fall semester. The Marching Band performs a traditional pre-game show with varied half-time shows throughout the season; the DMB performs a different half-time show for each home game. In addition to six hours of rehearsal per week, activities are arranged to be compatible with student schedules. The "Pride of The Cherry and White" Marching Band performs at all home games and also travels to select away games and to Bowl Games.

The Diamond Marching Band participated in the 2011 New Mexico Bowl, the 2009 EagleBank Bowl, the first Sugar Bowl in 1935 (Temple vs. Tulane), the Mirage Bowl held in Tokyo, Japan, the Garden State Bowl at the Giants Stadium, and the "We the People 200 Parade", celebrating the bicentennial of the United States Constitution. The Diamond Marching Band is regularly invited to perform at exhibitions. The Diamond Marching Band has also appeared on television for the Today Show, Good Morning America, and Hardball, as well as commercials, the television show "Madam Secretary," and on the big screen in the remake of "Annie" and the Oscar nominated film "The Wolf of Wall Street."

The Diamond Marching Band's large and diverse membership provides exciting opportunities for instrumentalists, color guard performers, and twirlers.

 

Diamond Marching Band Schedule Fall 2018

Diamond Marching Band Dance 2014

Rehearsals: Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays 4:00-6:00pm Outside or in Presser Hall 240

 

Thursday, August 15-18 All day

Leadership Retreat

Friday, August 17-20 All day Percussion & Colorguard Camp
Friday, August 17- 26 All day Band Camp
Friday, August 24 11:00 am Convocation
Sunday, August 26 3:30 PM / 7:00 PM

Welcome Week Exhibition & Dorm Tour

Saturday, September 1 Noon Temple vs. Villanova
Friday, September 8 3:30 PM

Temple vs. Buffalo

Saturday, September 15 Noon Temple @ Maryland
Thursday, September 20 7:30 PM Temple vs. Tulsa
Saturday, October 6 TBA Temple vs. ECU
Saturday, October 20 TBA

Temple vs. Cincinnati (HOMECOMING)

Saturday, October 27 6:00 PM Phoenixville Cavalcade Exhibition
Sunday, November 10 3:00 PM TUDMB LIVE! In Concert (TPAC)
Saturday, November 17 TBA Temple vs. South Florida (BAND DAY)
Saturday, December 1 TBA AAC Championship Game
Late Dec./Early Jan. TBA Bowl Game - Go Owls!

 

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Basketball Band

Directed by Matthew Brunner, the Temple University Basketball Band performs for Temple University Men's and Women's Basketball Games. The Diamond Basketball Band is cherished by fans for its spirit, support for the teams, and entertainment at games. In addition to performing for home games, the "Pride of the Cherry and White" Basketball Band has traveled with the Owls to games representing the American Athletic Conference and NCAA match-ups throughout the country.

All members of the Diamond Basketball Band must also register and participate in the Diamond Marching Band (fall semester). Membership within Basketball Band requires faculty approval for participation. Participation in the Tournament Basketball Band is competitive and is limited to a select number of members.

In recent years, the Basketball Band has traveled to Brooklyn, Denver, Hartford, Miami, Tucson, Salt Lake City, Orlando, and Nashville to entertain fans and support the Basketball Teams.

 


Night Owls Campus Community Band

Temple University Night Owls Campus Community Band Graphic

Read article in Philadelphia Inquirer (4/25/13) about Night Owls

Watch video feature about Night Owls/Interview with Dr. Deborah Confredo

Directed by Deborah Confredo, the Night Owls Campus/Community Band is a large concert wind band that comprises community members from the greater Philadelphia area with Temple University students and staff. The ensemble performs one concert at the end of each semester and meets one evening per week, totaling two hours of rehearsal. Repertory performed includes varied wind literature and crowd-pleasing favorites. Membership in the Night Owls requires no audition and members may elect to particpate for academic or Continuing Education credit.

Click here to register for TU Night Owls Band

Night Owls Campus Community Band Concert Schedule 2016-2017

 

Rehearsals: Mondays 8:00-10:00pm in Presser Hall 240

 

 

SPRING CONCERT

TUNOCCB Performance April 2015