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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

Josh Turner – 
Graduate Conducting Assistant

Kayla Short– Library Equipment

Dominick Havens
 – Personnel/Equipment

Becky Schwab
 – Equipment Management/Percussion

Julia Hartlage 
– Equipment/Library

 

RU Bands 2015 – 2016 Season

The Planets
Wednesday – Oct. 7, 2015
Radford University Wind Symphony
Dr. R. Wayne Gallops, Conductor

Wait of the World from Stormworks Stephen Melillo
The Planets Gustav Holst (Arr. Patterson/Hogan)

Annual Student Conductor Concert (TBA)
Wednesday – Nov. 18, 2015

 

University Wind Ensemble – Chamber Winds
Wednesday – Dec. 2, 2015
Dr. R. Wayne Gallops, Conductor
Dr. David Allen, Clarinet Soloist

The Sinfonians Clifton Williams
And the Mountains Rising Nowhere Schwanter
Fantasia in G Major JS Bach
Liquid Ebony for Clarinet and Wind Ensemble
Dr. David Allen, Soloist
Dana Wilson
Symphony #3 Vittorio Giannini

University Wind Ensemble Ireland Performance Tour
March 6 – 13, 2016
Dr. R. Wayne Gallops, Conductor
Dr. David Allen, Clarinet Soloist
Dr. Dayl Burnett, Trombone Soloist


Tuesday – March 8, 2016
St. Mary’s Church – Kilarney, Ireland
Friday-March 11, 2016
Trinity College Of Music – Dublin, Ireland
Saturday – March 12, 2016
Royal Academy Of Music – Dublin, Ireland

Programs to be selected from:

Symphony #3 Vittorio Giannini
Symphonic Dances from West Side Story Leonard Bernstein
Colloquy for Trombone and Wind Ensemble
Dr. Dayl Burnett, Soloist
William Goldstein
Liquid Ebony for Clarinet and Wind Ensemble
Dr. David Allen, Soloist
Dana Wilson
La Boda de Luis Alonzo Geronimo Gimenez
The Sinfonians Clifton Williams
Cuban Overture George Gershwin
March from the Symphonic Metamorphosis Paul Hindemith
Wait of the World from Stormworks Stephen Melillo
Fantasia In G Major JS Bach
Be Thou My Vision David Gillingham
Mise Eire (“Roisin Dubh”) Sean O’riada

Tri-State Chamber Winds Festival
Friday – March 25, 2016
Dr. R. Wayne Gallops, Conductor
Josh Turner, Graduate Conducting Assistant

Faculty Chamber Winds
Selections to be announced

Symphonic Band
Selections to be announced

Wind Ensemble

March from the Symphonic Metamorphosis Paul Hindemith
RU Wind Concerto Winner TBA
Symphonic Dances from West Side Story Leonard Bernstein

 

Wind Symphony

Gandalf from Lord of the Rings Johann Demeij

 

University Symphonic Band
Wednesday – April 20, 2016
Dr. R. Wayne Gallops, Conductor
Josh Turner, Graduate Conducting Assistant

Auburn High School Symphonic Band
Bob Priest, Director

University Symphonic Band

Selections to be announced

 

University Wind Ensemble and Chamber Winds
Wednesday – April 27, 2016
Dr. R. Wayne Gallops, Conductor
Dr. Dayl Burnett, Trombone Soloist

Colas Breugnon Overture Dimitri Kabaleski
Be Thou My Vision David Gillingham
Colloquy for Trombone and Wind Ensemble
Dr. Dayl Burnett, Soloist
William Goldstein
Symphony No. 6 Vincent Persichetti


 

Past Seasons