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

December

15 Spires sing the National Anthem at the 76ers Game, 7pm, Wells Fargo Center.
20

Band Alumni play for the Men's Basketball Game vs. Syracuse, 1pm at the Wells Fargo Center.  Spires lead the National Anthem.

Band Alumni play for the Women's Basketball Game vs. Sacred Heart, 7pm in the Pavilion.

22 Band Alumni play for the Women's Basketball Game vs. Temple, 11:30am in the Pavilion.
23 Band Alumni play for the Men's Basketball Game vs. NJIT, 7pm in the Pavilion.
30 Band Alumni play for the Women's Basketball Game vs. NC State, 7pm in the Pavilion.
31 Band Alumni play for the Men's Basketball Game vs. Butler, 2:30pm in the Pavilion.   Pat Walsh of the Villanova Student Musical Theatre leads the National Anthem.

January

2 Band Alumni play for the Women's Basketball Game vs. DePaul, 7pm in the Pavilion.
4 Band Alumni play for the Women's Basketball Game vs. Marquette, 1pm in the Pavilion.
5-11 VSMT Rehearsal Bootcamp for Merrily we Roll Along by Stephen Sondheim, which opens in St. Mary's Theater on February 17th.
10 Band Alumni play for the Men's Basketball Game vs. DePaul, 4pm in the Pavilion.  The Graduates lead the National Anthem.
11 The Band plays for the Women's Basketball Game vs. Georgetown, 3:30pm in the Pavilion.  The Sirens lead the National Anthem and Wildcat Dancers perform at half time.
12

First Day of Classes

First rehearsal for:

  • Voices (Female Choir, Auditorium, 5-6:30pm)
  • Singers (Male Choir, Chapel, 5-6:30pm)
  • Band (Band Room, 6-8pm)
  • Orchestra (Chapel, 8pm-10pm)
  • Dance Groups   (Dance Studio, times TBA)
14 The Band plays for the Men's Basketball Game vs. Xavier, 9pm in the Pavilion.  The Sirens lead the National Anthem and Dance Team performs at half time.
19

Ablaze hosts a dance workshop on Martin Luther King Day.

Tour Meeting for participants in the Voices & Singers International Tour.  5pm, St. Mary's Chapel.

27-31 Villanova Student Theatre One Acts - Each evening at 8pm, with an additional Saturday matinee at 2pm.  St. Mary's Theater/Auditorium

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


The Villanova Student Theatre presents
An Evening of One Acts
St. Mary's Theater, January 27-31

Upcoming Auditions

Music Activities Group Auditions

Student Theatre and Musical Theater have held auditions for their first spring shows.   Watch for an audition announcement for VSMT's 3rd Show and their end of semester Cabaret.

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