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

September

23 Music & Instruments Club (MIC) Info Table
Did you know there is a brand new club at Music Activities?  Stop by our table at the Oreo from 12:30-3 today for informationabout what MIC is and how you can join. Or stop by just to hear some awesome music!
24 Villanova Voices T-Shirt sale on the Plateau.
26 The Band V-Shirt sale in Connelly Lobby, 9-4pm/
27 St. Thomas of Villanova Day of Service
Music Activities groups participate in the Day of Service by performing at several locations in a Variety Show.  Last year, we performed at Camilla Hall at Immaculata University in the convent home, Brandywine Hall in West Chester, Old Pine Community Center’s Saturday for Seniors, Simpson House in Philadelphia, St. Edmond’s Home for Children, and Park House in Royersford.

October

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Villanova Student Musical Theater (VSMT) General Body Meeting,  St. Mary's Auditorium 2:30pm
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The Dance Team holds its annual Dance Clinic for dancers ages 4-13.   11am-3pm, Jake Nevin Fieldhouse.   To register your child or for more information, visit:  http://www.students.villanova.edu/danceteam/Pages/clinic.htm
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Villanova Student Musical Theater (VSMT) General Body Meeting,  St. Mary's Auditorium 2:30pm
10-19 Band Fall Break Tour
The Band embarks on its yearly Fall Break Performance & Service Tour to New England and Canada.
11 Dance Team, Wildcat Dancers, and Twirlers perform during the home Football game vs. URI.    The Graduates will lead the National Anthem.
21-25 The Mystery of Edwin Drood
The Villanova Student Musical Theatre Presents The Mystery of Edwin Drood.  St. Mary's Auditorium, 10/21-25  (Tues-Sat) 8pm, additional matinee at 2pm on 10/25
23 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
24 Villanova Student Musical Theater (VSMT) General Body Meeting,  St. Mary's Auditorium 2:30pm
25 Homecoming
Look for many of our Music Activities Groups performing throughout the day at Sheehan Beach!

The Band plays for the home Football game vs. Morgan State, 3:30pm.  Vocal Group Alumni are invited to lead the National Anthem.  Dance Team, Wildcat Dancers, and Twirlers perform during the game.
28 Spires sing for the Coca Cola Scholars Reception in the President's Lounge.

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

Music & Instruments Club
(MIC) Info Table

Did you know there is a brand new club at Music Activities?  Stop by our table at the Oreo from 12:30-3 on Tuesday, 9/23, for information about what MIC is and how you can join. Or stop by just to hear some awesome music!

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