Office of Music Activities

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The Office of Music Activities promotes, maintains, and supervises the efforts of student performing groups on the Villanova campus. These groups include bands, choirs, acapella, orchestra, dance groups, theater, musical theater and band auxiliary (half time dances & twirlers).

The Office of Music Activities provides Villanova students with unique opportunities to perform, travel, and share their talents and interests. Villanova musicians, dancers, and actors are from every school in the University. They form close friendships and develop high standards of performance, balanced by a spirit of fun and excitement.


COMING UP AT MUSIC ACTIVITIES

October

29

Daniel Pearl World Music Days Concert.   Join the Villanova Jazz Band, Orchestra, & Voices in our musical offering to this worldwide event.   St. Mary's Chapel, 7pm.     To learn more about Daniel Pearl World Music Days, visit:  http://www.danielpearlmusicdays.org

MIC Club (Music & Instruments Club) first meeting, 9pm, 3068 Bartley.   Join us if you are looking to meet other solo musicians on campus!

30 Villanova Student Musical Theater trip to see the Rocky Horror Picture Show at Bucks County Playhouse.

November

1

Intercollegiate Irish Dance Competition  Join us for our 2nd Annual Intercollegiate Irish Dance Competition hosted by the Villanova University Irish Dance Team.   Jake Nevin Field House, 9am-8pm.

Villanova Student Theater and CAT invite you to see the Rocky Horror Picture Show! There will be an interactive showing in the Cinema at 9pm and a regular showing at 11!  Come in costume (any will do) and bring your friends! We'll provide everything you need to throw at the screen!

2 Gospel Choir sings at Memorial Church of God in Christ in Haverford.
3 Minor Problem sings for Coach Massimino's 80th Birthday Party.
4 The Band plays for the Men's Basketball Game vs Northwood, 7pm in the Pavilion.  The Spires lead the National Anthem and Ablaze performs at half time.
6 The Villanova Pops Formal.
7-9 Villanova hosts the Special Olympics Pennsylvania Fall Festival.   Many of our groups host events in 'O-Town' throughout the day on Saturday.
8 The Band plays for the home Football game vs. Towson, 7pm.  Gospel Choir leads the National Anthem.  Dance Team, Wildcat Dancers, and Twirlers perform during the game.
9

Gospel Choir sings at the New Testament Church of Christ in Philadelphia.

The Band plays for the Men's Basketball Game vs. Nyack, 12pm at the Wells Fargo Center.  The Sirens lead the National Anthem and Dance Team performs at half time.

10 Tickets for VST's Proof go on sale at the Connelly Center, today through 10/21.
14 Villanova Student Musical Theater (VSMT) General Body Meeting,  St. Mary's Auditorium 2:30pm
15 The Band plays for the home Football game vs. Albany, 7pm.  The Spires lead the National Anthem.  Dance Team, Wildcat Dancers, and Twirlers perform during the game.
17 The Band plays for the Men's Basketball Game vs Maryland Eastern Shore, 7pm in the Pavilion.  Minor Problem leads the National Anthem and Dance Team performs at half time.
18-22 The Villanova Student Theatre presents Proof by David Auburn.   St. Mary's Auditorium/Theater, each night at 8pm with an additional matinee on Saturday at 2.
20 The Band plays for the Men's Basketball Game vs Bucknell, 8pm in the Pavilion.  The Haveners lead the National Anthem and Dance Team performs at half time.
21 Villanova Student Musical Theater (VSMT) General Body Meeting,  St. Mary's Auditorium 2:30pm
21-23 The Villanova Singers Fall Tour to Baltimore.
22 Nova Nassa performs during the South Asian Multicultural Organized Students Association (SAMOSA) yearly Cultural Show.  6pm, Villanova Room.

View performances and events for a complete list of performances for this Academic Year (upcoming & past).

Contact Us

Office of Music Activities
Villanova University
800 Lancaster Ave
Villanova, PA 19085
Phone: (610) 519-5050
Fax: (610) 519-7596
E-mail:  Visit our staff page.

Featured Event

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Nevin Feildhouse, Sat, 11/1  9am-9pm

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Upcoming Auditions

Music Activities Group Auditions

Acapella, auditioned Dance Groups, and Theater Groups with Fall Productions have all held their Auditions.   Check back near the end of the semester for mid-academic year opportunities to audition.

Other Auditions
Most groups do not require auditions.  Please join us at a rehearsal!

Rehearsals

Join one of our performing groups! Stop by a rehearsal!

Instrumental

  • Band - Mon & Tu 6-8pm.  St. Mary's Band Room.
  • Jazz Band - Wed 6-8pm, St. Mary's Jazz Room.
  • Orchestra - Mon 8-10pm, St. Mary's Chapel.  Strings only Thurs 6-8pm, St. Mary's Chapel.  

Choral

  • Gospel Choir - Tu & Th 5:30-7:30, St. Mary's Chapel (Tu) & Jazz Band Room (Th)
  • Villanova Voices - MW 5-6:30; St. Mary's Chapel.  
  • Villanova Singers - MW 5-6:30; St. Mary's Auditorium. 

Theatre

  • Villanova Student Musical Theatre - To get involved, join us at a General Meeting, 2:30-3:30pm - St. Mary's Auditorium, 8/29, 9/5, 9/19, 10/3, 10/10, 10/24, 11/14, 11/21, 12/5.   Rehearsals for auditioned parts are held prior to productions.
  • Villanova Student Theatre - Rehearsals for auditioned parts are held prior to productions.

Dance - Dance Rehearsal Schedules to be announced

  • Dance Company/Ensemble
  • 'Nova Nassa
  • Ablaze
  • Irish Dance Team
  • Wazobia

A Capella - A Capella schedules to be determined after fall auditions

  • Haveners
  • Nothing but Treble
  • Sirens
  • Supernovas
  • Minor Problem
  • Vocal Minority

Villanova Music Downloads

* vualmamater.pdf
VU Alma Mater Sheet Music
* alma_mater_band.mp3
VU Alma Mater Played by VU Band
* alma_mater_singers.mp3
VU Alma Mater Sung by VU Singers
* vufightsong.pdf
VU Fight Song Sheet Music
* fight_song.mp3
VU Fight Song Performed by VU Band