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 3-4:00 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 4:00 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

Nathan West - Graduate Conducting Assistant

Sierra Coakley / Jasmine Wade – Library

Chris McNabb – Equipment

Josh Hylton - Undergraduate Conducting Assistant

 

RU Wind Bands 2019 – 2020 Season

WEDNESDAY - OCTOBER 9, 2019

AT THE MOVIES !

RADFORD UNIVERSITY WIND SYMPHONY

Dr. R. Wayne Gallops, conductor

20th Century Fox Fanfare……… Newmann. 

Highlights from the Lion King ……..Custer. 

James Bond Medley…….. Gold 

Wizard of OZ Fantasy…….Harburg/Arlen (Yoder)  

John Williams: The Symphonic Marches……..Williams. 

The Incredibles………Giachinno 

Overture to Star Trek the Motion Picture….Goldsmith. 

My Heart Will Go On from Titanic…….Horner/Jennings. 

Star Wars Trilogy …. Williams/Hunsberger

 

WEDNESDAY - NOVEMBER 20 , 2019

STUDENT CONDUCTOR CONCERT

UNIVERSITY SYMPHONIC BAND

Program To Be Announced

 

WEDNESDAY - DECEMBER 4, 2019

UNIVERSITY WIND ENSEMBLE – CHAMBER WINDS

Dr. R. Wayne Gallops, conductor

Nathan West, graduate conducting assistant

Fanfare from Mother Earth………Maslanka  

Earth Song…………………………. Frank Tichelli

Apotheosis of this Earth…………Karel Husa  

 

FRIDAY - MARCH 27, 2020

TRI-STATE CHAMBER WINDS FESTIVAL

Dr. R. Wayne Gallops, conductor

Nathan West, graduate conducting assistant

RU Wind Concerto Winner TBA

WIND SYMPHONY

selections to be announced

 

WEDNESDAY - APRIL 29, 2020

UNIVERSITY WIND SYMPHONY

Dr. R. Wayne Gallops, conductor

Nathan West, graduate conducting assistant

selections to be announced