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Wind Symphony

Wind Symphony

Wind Symphony Concert Schedule Fall 2013-Spring 2014

Monday, October 14 @ 7:30pm “LOOKING FORWARD” in TPAC

Millennium Canons by Kevin Puts/Spede
Mare Tranquillitatis by Roger Zare
Hammersmith: Prelude and Scherzo, Op. 52 by Gustav Holst
Overture from “Dancer in the Dark” by Björk Guðmundsdóttir
Concerto for Clarinet by Oscar Navarro
    (featuring Ana Catalina Ramirez, DMA candidate)
Mothership by Mason Bates

Sunday, November 24 @ 4:00pm in TPAC “LOOKING BACK” in TPAC
William Bolcom, guest composer & Steven Stucky, resident guest composer

Petite Symphonie by Charles Gounod
Kleine Dreigroschenmusik Suite by Kurt Weill
Funeral Music for Queen Mary (after Purcell) by Steven Stucky
Trumpet Concerto in A-flat by Alexander Arutiunian
    (featuring Jonathan Shaw, MM candidate)
First Symphony for Band by William Bolcom

Wednesday, February 19 @ 7:30pm “CROSSING OVER” in TPAC

A Jazz Symphony by George Antheil/Phibbs
Headin’ Out, Movin’ In by Gunther Schuller
Overnight Mail by Michael Torke
Concerto for Bass Trombone and Wind Ensemble by Jay Krush
    (featuring Blair Bollinger of The Philadelphia Orchestra, Philadelphia Premiere)

Saturday, March 8 @ 7:30pm "CROSSING OVER" in Fenway Center in Boston, MA - CBDNA Eastern Division Conference Performance

A Jazz Symphony by George Antheil/Phibbs
Headin’ Out, Movin’ In by Gunther Schuller
Overnight Mail by Michael Torke

Wednesday, March 26 @ 7:30pm “AMERICAN STORIES” in TPAC
Joel Puckett, guest composer

Fanfare for the Common Man by Aaron Copland
Cheating, Lying, Stealing by David Lang
The Shadow of Sirius, Flute Concerto by Joel Puckett
    (featuring David Cramer of The Philadelphia Orchestra, Philadelphia Premiere)
Four Stories for Real by Norman David (World Premiere)
Variations on “America” by Ives/Schuman/Rhoads

Thursday, May 1 @ 7:30pm “AFFECT AND TRANSFORMATION” in TPAC

Point Blank by Paul Dooley
Adagio para Orquesta de Instrumentos de Viento by Joaquin Rodrigo
Carbon Paper and Nitrogen Ink, Marimba Concerto by Adam Silverman
    (featuring Phillip O'Banion, Philadelphia Premiere)
Symphony No. 4 by David Maslanka

Conducted by Emily Threinen, the Wind Symphony is the premier 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 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.


The Wind Symphony has performed, by invitation, 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. Membership in the Wind Symphony requires an audition and faculty approval for participation; auditions are held the first week of the fall semester.


TU 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 2014


Sunday, February 23 @ 4:00pm “NIGHT MUSIC” in TPAC

Northern Lights by Charles Rochester Young
Avelynn’s Lullaby by Joel Puckett
Fearsome Critters by Larry Bitensky
Firefly by Ryan George

Sunday, May 4 @ 4:00pm MILITARY INFLUENCES in TPAC

Asimov’s Aviary by Joel Puckett
Drei Lustige Märsche, Op. 44 by Ernst Krenek
Resting in the Peace of His Hands by John Gibson
Epinicion by John Paulson
Eternal Father Strong to Save by Claude T. Smith

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 within an ensemble requires an audition and faculty approval for participation.



Collegiate Band

Sunday, May 4 @ 4:00pm, 2014 in TPAC - Collegiate Band Concert


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 within an ensemble 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 TV 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 MWF 4:00-6:00pm

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!






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.

The band has traveled to Denver, Miami, Tucson, Salt Lake City, and Nashville to support the Basketball Teams in recent years.



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 Date Fall 2013 and Spring 2014

Monday, December 2 @ 8:00pm in TPAC

Repertoire = TBD

Monday, April 21 @ 8:00pm in TPAC

Repertoire = TBD