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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

Brandon Alford – 
Graduate Conducting Assistant

Janet Longerbeam – Graduate Conducting Assistant

Antionnete Tortorici– Library Equipment

Dominick Havens
 – Personnel/Equipment

Bethany Zalecki
 – Equipment Management/Percussion

Julia Hartlage 
– Equipment/Library

 

RU Bands 2014 – 2015 Season

Sousa Returns: Heritage of the Band!
Wednesday – Oct. 1, 2014
Radford University Wind Symphony
Dr. R. Wayne Gallops, Conductor
Melissa Sumner, Soprano Soloist

 

Our National Anthem                                                   arr. Jack Stamp

La Belle Helene Overture                                      Jacques Offenbach

El Capitan March                                                                 J.P. Sousa

Ouvre ton Coeur                                                            Georges Bizet

Melissa Sumner, Soprano

Manhattan Beach March                                                      J.P. Sousa

Stephen Foster Sett                                         Foster/arr. Hunsberger

Prelude to Act I of La Traviata                                      Giuseppe Verdi

Easter Monday on the White House Lawn                          J.P. Sousa

Light Cavalry Overture                                              Franz von Suppe

The Stars and Stripes Forever                                             J.P. Sousa

 

Annual Student Conductor Concert (TBA)
Wednesday – Nov. 19, 2014

 

University Wind Ensemble and Chamber Winds
Wednesday – Dec. 3, 2014
Dr. R. Wayne Gallops, Conductor

Carnival Overture                                                            Anton Dvorak

March Opus 93                                                           Sergei Prokofiev

Ye Banks and Braes O’ Bonnie Doon                          Percy Grainger

Symphony No. IV for Band                                             Morton Gould

 

Tri-State Chamber Winds Festival
Friday – March 27, 2015
Dr. R. Wayne Gallops, Conductor
Brandon Alford, Graduate Conducting Assistant
Janet Longerbeam, Graduate Conducting Assistant

Faculty Chamber Winds
Selections To Be Announced

 

University Symphonic Band

Incantation and Dance                                        John Barnes Chance

Other Selections To Be Announced

 

University Wind Ensemble

Annual Wind Concerto Solo Competition Winner (TBA)

Flourish On Jerusalem                                                    R.W. Gallops

Four Scottish Dances                                                   Malcolm Arnold

Blue Shades                                                                     Frank Ticheli

The Strenuous Life                                                             Scott Joplin

 

Wind Symphony

Festive Overture                                                   Dmitri Shostakovich

 

Radford University Symphonic Band
Wednesday – April 22, 2015
Dr. R. Wayne Gallops, Conductor
Brandon Alford, Graduate Conducting Assistant
Janet Longerbeam, Graduate Conducting Assistant

William Byrd High School Symphonic Band
Daniel Plybon, Guest Conductor

University Symphonic Band

Candide Suite                                                          Leonard Bernstein

Variations on a Korean Folk Song                      John Barnes Chance

Other Selections To Be Announced

 

University Wind Ensemble and Chamber Winds
Wednesday – April 29, 2015
Dr. R. Wayne Gallops, Conductor
Guest Artist, To Be Announced

Overture to “Candide”                                             Leonard Bernstein

“Nimrod” from the Enigma Variations                             Edward Elgar

Symphony for Band Paul Hindemith

Other Selections To Be Announced
 

Past Seasons