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

February

27

The Band plays for the Women's Basketball Game vs. Providence, 1pm in the Pavilion.  Twirlers & feature twirler Melissa March perform during the game.

Alumni Band Rehearsal, 7pm-9pm, St. Mary's Band Room.

27-28

The Villanova Voices & Singers International Tour to Prague, Vienna, & Salzburg.   February 27-March 7.

  • Visits to Nuremburg, World War II Museum, Old Town Square in Prague and the Charles Bridge

March

1 The Band plays for the Women's Basketball Game vs. Creighton, 1pm in the Pavilion.  Wazobia performs during the game.
1-7

The Villanova Voices & Singers International Tour to Prague, Salzburg, & Vienna.   February 27-March 7.

  • Sunday 3/1:  Voices and Singers sing for Mass at the Church of St. Thomas, the Augustinian Church in Prague.
  • Monday 3/2:  Afternoon Benefit Concert at St. Nicholas Church.
  • Tuesday 3/3:  Visits to Cesky Krumlov village and Castle and traditional Heuriger Abend.
  • Wedensday 3/4: Guided tour of Vienna and Hofburg Palace.  Noon Service participation at St. Stephan's Cathedral.
  • Thursday 3/5:  Tour of Melk Abbey with a performance in the Abbey Chapel.   Upon arrival in Salzburg we will tour the sights from The Sound of Music including the Wedding Chapel and Maria's Gazebo.
  • Friday 3/6:  Visit to the Mirabell Palace and Mozart Museum.   We perform in a Lunchtime Concet in the Salzburg Cathedral.   We attend an evening concert in the Salzburg Fortress for music by Mozart followed by our Farewell Banquet.
  • Saturday 3/7:  Visti the Hallein Salt Mines on the way to Munich Airport.
5-8 Villanova Student Theater holds a Spring Break Book Camp for actors in thier spring production, Noises Off!
7 The Band plays for the Men's Basketball Game vs. St. John's, noon at the Wells Fargo Center.  Twirler Kaitlin Broomell performs during the game.
11
Irish Dance Showcase, Cinema, 7pm
12 The Band plays for the Men's Big East Tournament, noon, Madison Square Garden.
12-13 Acapella Palooza Tickets on sale in Connelly Lobby, 9am-4pm
13 Villanova Student Musical Theatre General Body Meeting - 3pm, St. Mary's Room 16
16-20 Acapella Palooza Tickets on sale in Connelly Lobby, 9am-4pm
17-21 Noises Off
Villanova Student Theatre Presents:  Noises Off  by Michael Frayn.  St. Mary's Theater/Auditorium, 3/17-21 (Tues-Sat) 8pm, additional matinee at 2pm on 3/21.
20 Acapella Palooza, Jake Nevin Fieldhouse, evening.   Tickets will be sold at http://www.villanovatix.com
20-22 Nova Nassa competes in an Indian Dance competition in Columbus, Ohio

Irish Dance Team competes in an Irish Dance competition at the University of Dayton.
26 Acapella Groups' Formal

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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Featured Event

The Villanova Jazz Festival
March 27-29
The Connelly Center

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