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

Nathan West - Graduate Conducting Assistant

Sierra Coakley / Jasmine Wade – Library

Ishmale Davis / Chris McNabb – Equipment

Josh Hylton - Undergraduate Conducting Assistant

 

RU Wind Bands 2018 – 2019 Season

WEDNESDAY - OCTOBER 10, 2018

"AN EVENING WITH LENNY!"

RADFORD UNIVERSITY WIND SYMPHONY

Dr. R. Wayne Gallops, conductor

Slava!                                             Leonard Bernstein/Grundman

Meditation No.2                              Leonard Bernstein/Hunsberger

Selections from West Side Story             Leonard Bernstein/Duthoit

Danzon from Ballet “Fancy Free”            Leonard Bernstein/Krance

Suite from Candide                         Leonard Bernstein/Grundman

 

WEDNESDAY - NOVEMBER 14 , 2018

STUDENT CONDUCTOR CONCERT

UNIVERSITY SYMPHONIC BAND

Program To Be Announced

 

WEDNESDAY - DECEMBER 5, 2018

UNIVERSITY WIND ENSEMBLE – CHAMBER WINDS

Dr. R. Wayne Gallops, conductor

Festivo                            Edward Gregson         

Second Suite in F                           Gustav Holst

Shenandoah                                 Frank Ticheli

Adrenaline City                               Adam Gorb

Commando March                      Samuel Barber

 

FRIDAY - MARCH 29,  2019

TRI-STATE CHAMBER WINDS FESTIVAL

Dr. R. Wayne Gallops, conductor

Nathan West  graduate conducting assistant

RU Wind Concerto Winner TBA

SYMPHONIC BAND

The Black Horse Troop                J.P. Sousa

Satiric Dances              Norman  Dello Joio

Strange Humors                   John Mackey

WIND ENSEMBLE

Wayfaring Stranger           Christopher Nelson

Revelry                                    William Pitts

Jupiter from “The Planets”         Gustav Holst

WIND SYMPHONY

Mars from “The Planets”        Gustav Holst

 

 

WEDNESDAY - APRIL 24, 2019

UNIVERSITY SYMPHONIC BAND

Dr. R. Wayne Gallops, conductor

Nathan West, graduate conducting assistant

            Guest Ensemble –  Patrick Henry High School Wind Ensemble                                     Alex Schmidt, conductor                        

UNIVERSITY SYMPHONIC BAND

Pageant                                Vincent Persichetti

Whispers from the Heart              George Farmer

Incantation and Dance         John Barnes Chance

 

WEDNESDAY – MAY 1, 2019

UNIVERSITY WIND ENSEMBLE and CHAMBER WINDS

Dr. R. Wayne Gallops, conductor

Jeffrey Midkiff, mandarin soloist

Foundations                                        David Gillingham

Mandarin Concerto from “The Blue Ridge”  Jeffrey Midkiff

Symphony No. 2                             John Barnes Chance

Finale from “Pineapple Poll”                     Arthur  Sullivan

 

SATURDAY – MAY 11, 2019

COMMENCEMENT

UNIVERSITY WIND SYMPHONIC

9:30am – Moffett Quad