Founded in 1925, the Temple University Bands have enjoyed almost 90 years of excellence in musical performance from concert halls to athletic venues. Temple University Bands comprise the Wind Symphony, Symphonic Band, Collegiate Band, Diamond Marching and Basketball Bands, and the Night Owls Campus/Community Band. The mission of the Temple University Bands is to provide a musically diverse and exciting experience of the highest quality to students, audiences, and fans. The University Bands play a large role in the musical life of the campus and the Philadelphia area.
Temple University Bands welcome instrumental performers from all colleges, schools, and campuses of the university, as well as community members. Participation provides great opportunity for musical growth, contribution toward rich Temple University traditions, and an occasion to meet other musicians and develop friendships. Membership in the Wind Symphony, Symphonic Band, Diamond Marching Band, and Basketball Band requires an audition and faculty approval; membership in the Collegiate Band and Night Owls Campus/Community Band requires no audition. See descriptions of each band under the Ensembles tab.
Registration deadline: March 15, 2013; Register your band today by emailing Professor Emily Threinen.
The one-day high school band festival, sponsored by the Boyer College of Music and Dance, will be held on Temple University’s Main Campus. This non-competitive event will emphasize education by providing students and directors from regional high school band programs the opportunity to receive feedback from and work directly with Temple Band and Music Education faculty Matthew Brunner, Nathan Buonviri, and Emily Threinen, as well as Temple’s applied faculty, many of whom are members of the Philadelphia Orchestra, listed below.
- Performance and post-performance workshop in the newly renovated Temple Performing Arts Center
- Commemorative plaque signifying participation in the festival
- CD containing clinicians’ feedback and CD of full performance without feedback
- Director’s DVD with camera facing conductor
- Personalized tour of Temple’s main campus led by Boyer Music Education students
- Attendance to Temple Wind Symphony concert at 7:30pm, featuring Pulitzer Prize Winning Composer Michael Colgrass in residence
- Master Classes for Temple University’s applied faculty featuring high school students (recommended by band directors); all students are invited to attend and interact with the applied faculty.
Bands are able to perform no more than 20 minutes of music of the director’s choosing. A full complement of large percussion equipment and a grand piano will be available.
8:30am - 1:00pm: Band Performances and Clinics in Temple Performing Arts Center
3:00pm - 4:00pm: Master Classes with Applied Faculty in locations on campus
4:30pm: Awards Ceremony in Temple Performing Arts Center
7:30pm: Temple University Wind Symphony Concert (optional)
The participation fee is $400.00 and is paid upon arrival the day of the festival. This fee covers recording, facility, and faculty costs.
Registration deadline: March 15, 2013; Register your band today by emailing Professor Emily Threinen. Bands will be accepted in order of response. Once accepted, you will be sent confirmation and additional details.
On behalf of the Temple University Bands and the Music Education Department, please feel free to contact me at 215-204-8335 or firstname.lastname@example.org with questions about the festival.