University Bands

wind-ensemble

If you have experience on a wind instrument, we hope you will consider performing in one of our fine ensembles. The Radford University Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band, under the direction of Dr. Wayne Gallops, provide music majors and non-majors with wonderful performance opportunities throughout the academic year. Each year the Bands prepare 6-8 on-campus concerts. The Douglas and Bea Covington Center for Visual and Performing Arts serves as home to the Radford University Bands, featuring rehearsal halls and a state of the art performance space.

Placement in the Wind Ensemble or Symphonic Band is by informal audition during the first week of classes.

The Chamber Wind Ensembles also perform in concert at various university venues and tour throughout the region.

Wind Ensemble

The University Wind Ensemble is conducted by Dr. Wayne Gallops and is comprised of the finest wind and percussion players on campus. The wind ensemble programs substantial band works and transcriptions. Membership is through audition. MUSC 310 (1): Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 3-4:10 p.m.

Symphonic Band

Membership in the Symphonic Band is through informal audition. Any music major or non-major may seek a position in this fine ensemble. The symphonic band is under the direction of Dr. Gallops and his graduate assistants. Concerts are scheduled periodically each semester. MUSC 310 (2): Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 4:10 to 5 p.m.

Pep Band

Radford students enjoy encouraging our Division I Big South athletic teams through participation in the pep band. The pep band performs for a number of home games and some postseason tournaments. Volunteer positions in the pep band are open to all Radford University students. Contact Dr. Dayl Burnett (Director of Pep Band) for more information.

Chamber Wind Ensembles

Music majors are assigned to various chamber wind ensembles that meet and perform in conjunction with wind ensemble rehearsals and performances.

Band Staff

Dr. Wayne Gallops – 
Director of University Bands

Kathryn Elswick - Graduate Conducting Assistant

Stephen Marion
 – Equipment

Christie Simmons – Library

Ishmale Davis – Equipment

Sierra Coakley – Personnel / Library

RU Bands 2017 – 2018 Season

Wednesday – October 4, 2017

GREAT RUSSIAN COMPOSERS
Radford University Wind Symphony
Dr. R. Wayne Gallops, conductor

Festive Overture ………………………… Dimitri Shostakovich

March Slav ……………………………………….. P. I. Tchaikovsky

Salvation is Created………………….….….. Pavel Tchesnokov

Russian Easter Overture ………………. Rimsky – Korsakov

Theme from Second Concerto …….. Sergei Rachmaninov

March Op. 99 ……………………………...…….. Sergei Prokofiev

Berceuse & Finale from “The Firebird Suite”………...Igor Stravinsky

 

Wednesday – November 15, 2017

STUDENT CONDUCTOR CONCERT
University Symphonic Band
Selections TBA

Wednesday – December 6, 2017

UNIVERSITY WIND ENSEMBLE – CHAMBER WINDS
Dr. R. Wayne Gallops, conductor
Dr. Dayl Burnett, trombone
Prof. Jeff Kresge, trumpet

Pas Redouble……………………………...Camille Saint-Seans

Fandango for Trumpet – Trombone and Wind Ensemble… Joseph Turrin

Music For Prague 1969………………………….. Karel Husa

Danza Final ……………………………….. Alberto Ginastera

 

Friday – March 23, 2018

TRI-STATE CHAMBER WINDS FESTIVAL
Dr. R. Wayne Gallops, conductor
Kathryn Elswick, graduate conducting assistant
RU Wind Concerto Winner TBA

SYMPHONIC BAND
Strategic Air Command............................... Clifton Williams
Armenian Dances – part I ……………………………….. Alfred Reed

WIND ENSEMBLE
Fantasy Variations on Prelude No. 2 …….. Donald Grantham
Lincolnshire Posy (all) …………….…………………….Percy Grainger

WIND SYMPHONY
Folk Dances ……………………………………... Dimitri Shostakovich

Wednesday – April 18, 2018

UNIVERSITY SYMPHONIC BAND
Dr. R. Wayne Gallops, conductor
Josh Turner, graduate conducting assistant
Katie Elswick, graduate conducting assistant
Guest Ensemble – TBA


UNIVERSITY SYMPHONIC BAND

A Sacred Suite ……………………... Brant Karrick

Celtic Hymns & Dances………….. Eric Ewazen

Other selections TBA

 

Wednesday – April 25, 1018

UNIVERSITY WIND ENSEMBLE and CHAMBER WINDS
Dr. R. Wayne Gallops, conductor

Chester………….………….. William Schuman
Sketches on a Tudor Psalm….. Fisher Tull
Symphony No. 6……….Vincent Persichetti

Saturday – May 5, 2018

COMMENCEMENT
University Wind Symphonic

9 a.m. – Moffett Quad

Rehearsal during exam time on Thursday – May 3rd
ALL BAND MEMBERS REQUIRED TO PARTICIPATE
Dorms are made available for students through May 6th
~Fall & Spring 2017-18 performances and repertoire are posted on the Band website
http://music.asp.radford.edu/perfopps/ubands/ubands.htm~