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

November

30 The Band plays for the Men's Basketball Game vs. Delaware, 4:30pm at the Wells Fargo Center.  The Singers lead the National Anthem and Dance Team performs at half time.

December

3

Auditions for VST One Acts.

Tips for picking monologue:

  • Pick one that fits your age range and gender (If you're a young female, don't pick King Lear's monologue!)
  • Pick one you enjoy! (The audience won't love it unless you love it!)
  • Something you connect with/understand (It makes it easier to perform when you connect with the character you play)

Villanova Acapella Formal.

4

Voice Students Cabaret, Cyber Lounge, 7pm.

Merrily We Roll Along Auditions, evening time slots, St. Mary's Hall

5

Villanova Student Musical Theater (VSMT) General Body Meeting,  St. Mary's Auditorium 2:30pm

Acapella Workshop with Peter Hilliard - hosted by the Theatre Department, 5-6:30pm, Vasey Studio.  Sign up here.

Gospel Choir presents its Winter Concert, St. Mary’s Chapel, 7pm

Jazz Ensemble Christmas Concert, 7pm, Belle Air Terrace, Connelly Center.

Ablaze participates in the Multicultural Greek Show, 7pm.

6

The Band plays for the Men's Basketball Game vs St. Joe's, 1pm in the Pavilion.  NBT leads the National Anthem and Dance Team performs at half time.

Villanova Voices & Singers Christmas Concert with Haveners & Spires, featuring the Rutter Gloria with Brass Octet - St. Mary's Chapel, 4pm

The Band plays for the Football Chapionship game at Villanova Stadium, 4:30pm. Dance Team, Wildcat Dancers, and Twirlers perform during the game.

Villanova Pops Orchestra Christmas Concert, 7pm St. Mary's Chapel

Minor Problem & Sirens Fall Concert, 7:30pm, Driscoll 134.

6-7 Dance Ensemble Fall Showcase
Dance Ensemble presents its Fall Showcase, St. Mary’s Auditorium, 5pm Saturday, 2pm Sunday.
7

Alumni Band Rehearsal - Band Room, 10am

Band Christmas Concert
Join the Villanova Band in Concert with Holiday Favorites.  3pm, St. Mary's Chapel.

Haveners & Vocal Minority
Join Haveners and Vocal Minority for a fun filled end of semester A Capella Concert.  6:30pm, Driscoll 134.

8 Voices & Singers Christmas Formal
9 Spires Concert, St. Mary's Chapel, 7:00pm
10

NBT & Supernovas
Join Nothing but Treble & Supernovas in the last concert of the semester! 6pm, Connelly Center. 

Band Christmas Formal

11 Voice Students Cabaret, New Leaf Club, 8pm
14

The Band plays for the Men's Basketball Game vs. Temple, 2pm in the Pavilion.  The Singers lead the National Anthem and Dance Team performs at half time.

The Band plays for the Women's Basketball Home Operner vs. La Salle, 7:30pm in the Pavilion.  The Voices lead the National Anthem in honor of Voices member Karlie Crispin's first home game and Wildcat Dancers perform at half time.

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.

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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Jazz Ensemble Christmas Concert
Bell Aire Terrace, Connelly Center, 12/5

Upcoming Auditions

Music Activities Group Auditions

Auditions for VST One Acts.  Details will be posted once works are chosen from submissions due 11/14. 

Tips for picking monologue:

  • Pick one that fits your age range and gender (If you're a young female, don't pick King Lear's monologue!)
  • Pick one you enjoy! (The audience won't love it unless you love it!)
  • Something you connect with/understand (It makes it easier to perform when you connect with the character you play)

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