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, a cappella, 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

March

27-29 Spires Spring tour to Drake University and University of Virginia
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The Villanova Jazz Festival kicks off with:

  • Collegiate Big Band Festival, 12-5pm
    • Norfolk State Group 1 - 12pm
    • St. Joseph - 12:30pm
    • US Naval Academy - 1pm
    • Frostburg State - 1:30pm
    • Norfolk State Group 2 - 2pm
    • Central Connecticut State - 2:30pm
  • College Jam, 3:30pm
  • Awards, 4:15pm
  • Evening Concert, 7:30pm ($10 tickets available at the door)
    • First Place Combo
    • Villanova Jazz Band
    • Top Three College Bands

Northeastern Music Programs Spring Concert, 3pm, St. Mary's Chapel

Ablaze Dance Showcase, St. Mary's Theater, 7pm

Haveners sing at an A Cappella Event at St. Joseph's Univeristy, evening.

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The Villanova Jazz Festival continues with High School Jazz Band Festival, 1pm-5pm, Villanova Room, Connelly Center

  • High School Jazz Bands
    • Cape Henlopen High School, 1pm
    • Neshaminy High School, 1:30pm
    • Bensalem High School, 2pm
    • Pennsbury High School, 2:30pm
  • Al Harrison Jazz Band, 3:15pm
  • Awards, 4pm

Ablaze Dance Showcase, St. Mary's Theater, 2pm

   

April

8-12

The Dance Team competes at the NDA Collegiate Nationals April 8 - 12 in Daytona, Florida!  They compete in Division 1 Open and Hip Hop division where they have placed in the top 5 every year. 

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Villanova Student Musical Theatre General Body Meeting - 3pm, St. Mary's Room 16
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Villanova Singers & Voices Spring Concert with Haveners & Spires - St. Mary's Chapel, 2pm

Dance Ensemble Spring Showcase
Dance Ensemble presents its Spring Showcase, St. Mary’s Theater, 5pm Saturday, 2pm Sunday.

Gospel Choir Concert, off campus location TBA, 6:30pm.

12 Dance Ensemble Spring Showcase
Dance Ensemble presents its Spring Showcase, St. Mary’s Auditorium, 5pm Saturday, 2pm Sunday.
16 Theater Groups Formal
17 Voices T-shirt sale at the Oreo, 11am-4pm.

Jazz Band outdoor concert at the Plateau, 1:30-4pm

Formal for Irish Dance Team, Dance Team, Dance Ensemble, & Spires.
17-19 Haveners Tour to Washington, DC
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The Band plays for Candidates Day

Wazobia presents its Spring Showcase, St. Mary’s Auditorium, 7pm

Minor Problem concert, 8pm

19 Voices Senior Brunch
23-25 Villanova Student Musical Theater presents College: The Musical, St. Mary's Theater/Auditorium, 8pm each evening, with an additional 2pm Matinee on Saturday.

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 Events

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Ablaze Dance Team Showcase
Saturday, 3/28 @ 7
Sunday, 3/29 @ 2
St. Mary's Theater/Auditoriium

The Villanova Jazz Festival
March 27-29
The Connelly Center

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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 Rehearsals all take place in St. Mary's Dance Studio

  • Dance Company/Ensemble - Sun, 1-5; Mon 6-8; Wed 6-8:30
  • 'Nova Nassa - Sun, 7-9; Mon 9:30-11; Wed 8:30-11
  • Ablaze - Sun, 5-7; Tues 5:30-7:30
  • Irish Dance Team - Mon, 8-9:30; Tues 7:30-9:30; Thurs 6-9
  • Wazobia - Tues 9:30-11; Thurs 9-11; Fri 7-9
  • Superlative - Sunday 9-11:30
  • Breakdance - Friday 3-5
  • Baila Latino - Friday 5-7; Sat 2-5
  • Tae Kwan Do - Sat 10-2
  • Marital Arts - Sat 5-6:30

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