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Wind Symphony

Wind Symphony

Wind Symphony Concert Schedule 2014-15

Rehearsals: Mondays & Wednesdays 1:00-3:30pm in Presser Hall 240

 

* = Recording for Wind Concerti CD Project

 

Monday, October 6, 2014 @ 7:30pm in TPAC

Emily Threinen, conductor

Arthur D. Chodoroff, guest conductor

Yoni Drailblate, cello

David Bilger, trumpet

 

“LANDSCAPES”

Outdoor Overture by Aaron Copland

Concerto for Cello and Wind Orchestra by Friedrich Gulda

*Concerto No. 1 for Trumpet and Brass Ensemble by Anthony Plog

The Promise of Living from “The Tender Land” by Aaron Copland/Singleton

Molly on the Shore by Percy Grainger/Rogers

 

Friday, October 10, 2014 @ 7:30pm in TPAC: HOMECOMING WEEKEND

A Boyer College of Music and Dance Performance Showcase

American first half / Italian second half

 

“MOSAIC”

Kingfishers Catch Fire, Movement II by John Mackey

The Promise of Living from “The Tender Land” by Aaron Copland with chorus

O Fortuna from Carmina Burana by Carl Orff with chorus

 

Wednesday, December 3, 2014 @ 7:30pm in TPAC

Emily Threinen, conductor

Joseph Schwantner, composer-in-residence

Jonathan Blumenfeld, oboe

 

"RISING"

For the "President's Own" by John Williams

Point Blank by Paul Dooley

and the mountains rising nowhere by Joseph Schwantner

*Oboe Concerto with Wind Ensemble by Jennifer Higdon

The Frozen Cathedral by John Mackey

 

Monday, February 9, 2015 in @ 7:30pm in ROCK HALL

 

"CHAMBER WINDS"

Featuring members of the Wind Symphony in original works for smaller ensembles of eight to eighteen players from the Renaissance through the 20th century, composers include Gabrieli, Mozart, and Stravinsky, among others. Graduate conductor, Cory Near, will also be featured.

 

Wednesday, March 11, 2015 @ 7:30pm in TPAC

Emily Threinen, conductor

Ricardo Morales, clarinet

 

"PHILADELPHIA STORIES"

Prelude, Fugue, and Riffs by Leonard Bernstein

In Memoriam Vincent Persichetti by Jacob Druckman

*Desert Roads: Four Songs for Clarinet and Wind Ensemble by David Maslanka

Fanfare Ritmico by Jennifer Higdon

Clavierbung III: Wir Glauben all' an einen Gott, BWV 680 by J.S. Bach/Stokowski

Bells for Stokowski by Michael Daugherty

 

Sunday, March 22, 2015 in Kimmel Center

Bells for Stokowski by Michael Daugherty

 

Thursday, April 23, 2015 @ 7:30pm in TPAC - Concert Band Festival Day

Emily Threinen, conductor

Cory Near, graduate conductor

 

"SOMEWHERE"

Festive Overture by Dmitri Shostakovich/Hunsberger

Sanctuary by Frank Ticheli

J'ai été au bal by Donald Grantham

Symphonic Dances from West Side Story by Leonard Bernstein/Lavender

 

Conducted by Emily Threinen, the Wind Symphony is the premier wind band of the Boyer College of Music and Dance. The ensemble comprises advanced musicians (graduate and undergraduate) and performs at least 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 recorded three compact discs under the baton of Professor Emeritus Arthur D. Chodoroff. The first disc, American Sounds, was the first commercial instrumental recording by a Boyer College ensemble. This disc emerged because 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. 

The second disc, Temple University Wind Symphony; Arthur Chodoroff, conductor and Karel Husa, guest conductor with soloists Anthony Gigliotti, clarinet, Jonathan Blumenfeld, oboe, and Eric Carlson, trombone, is produced on the Albany Records label.

The third and most recent disc, Celebrations, commemorates Professor Chodoroff's tenure at Temple University, and was produced on Boyer's record label, BCM&D Records. Available for purchase.

 

By invitation, the Wind Symphony has performed for the Eastern Division of the Music Educators National Conference, the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association, and the Eastern Division Conference of the College Band Directors National Association. In March 2015, the Wind Symphony will perform for the National Conference of the College Band Directors National Association in Nashville, Tennessee. In July 2015, members of the Wind Symphony will perform for the International Conference of the World Association of Symphonic Bands and Ensembles in San Jose, California.

 

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

 

Wind Symphony Repertory Performed since 2000 will be available soon.

 

TUWS Husa CD cover

Temple University Wind Symphony compact disc
Karel Husa, guest conductor
Arthur Chodoroff, conductor
1997 Albany Records

Celebrations CD cover

CELEBRATIONS compact disc
Temple University Wind Symphony
Arthur Chodoroff, conductor
2011 BCM&D Records

 

Symphonic Band

Symphonic Band Concert Schedule Spring 2015

 

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

 

Wednesday, February 25, 2015 @ 7:30pm in TPAC

Matthew Brunner, conductor

Cory Near, graduate conductor

Repertoire TBD

 

Sunday, April 26, 2015 @ 4:00pm in TPAC

Matthew Brunner, conductor

Cory Near, graduate conductor

Repertoire TBD

 

Conducted by Matthew Brunner, the Symphonic Band is a 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 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.

 


 

Collegiate Band

Collegiate Band Concert Schedule Spring 2015

 

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

 

Sunday, April 26, 2015 @ 4:00pm in TPAC

Matthew Brunner, conductor

Cory Near, graduate conductor

Repertoire TBD

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.

 


 

Diamond Marching Band: The Pride of The Cherry and White 

diamond marching band

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, an upcoming television series, and on the big screen in 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 2014 (tentative)Piccolo

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

 

Thursday, August 14-17 All day

Leadership Retreat

Saturday, August 16-18 All day Percussion & Colorguard Camp
Monday, August 18-24 All day Band Camp
Friday, August 22 11:00am Convocation
Sunday, August 24 6:00pm

Welcome Week Exhibition & Dorm Tour

Saturday, September 6 TBA Navy
Saturday, September 20 TBA

Delaware State

Saturday, October 4 TBA

Conrad Weiser Cavalcade of Bands

Saturday, October 11 TBA Tulsa (HOMECOMING)
Saturday, November 1 TBA East Carolina
Friday, November 7 TBA Memphis
Saturday, November 8 1:00 PM

DMB Indoor Concert

Saturday, November 29 TBA Cincinnati
Late Dec./Early Jan. TBA Possible Bowl Game - Go Owls!

 

CLICK HERE TO AUDITION FOR THE DIAMOND MARCHING BAND

 

 

Basketball Band: The Pride of The Cherry and White

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 Atlantic 10 Conference and the 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 Denver, Miami, Tucson, Salt Lake City, and Nashville to 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 2014-15

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

 

Monday, December 8, 2014 @ 7:30pm in TPAC

Deborah Confredo, conductor

 

TO BE SELECTED FROM

Festival Esprit by Travis J. Weller

Fusion Generator by Ryan Fraley

Choreography by Robert Sheldon

Greensleeves by Alfred Reed

Danse Bohemien by Randall D. Standridge

Teddy Trombone by Henry Fillmore

Song of the Gandy Dancers by Richard Saucedo

Three Moods of Hanukkah by Lennie Niehaus

Christmas Lights arr. by Chris Sharp

Sandpaper Ballet by Leroy Anderson

Sky Dance by Richard Saucedo

Powerhouse by Raymond Scott, arr. by Paul Murtha

They Shall Run and Be Free by Brant Karrick

Fantasy Adventure at the Movies arr. by Michael Brown

Midnight Sleighride by Sergei Prokofiev, arr. by Tom Wallace

Winter Dances by Brian Balmages

 

Monday, April 20, 2015 @ 7:30pm in TPAC

Deborah Confredo, conductor

 

Repertoire TBD