Villanova Band

The Villanova Band is open to all who have the desire to pursue music as an extracurricular activity at Villanova. We stress that our band is not a big time commitment, nor is it designed for music majors. Rather, it provides an opportunity to those who play because they enjoy doing so. Everyone involved is a member because they want to be one. Unlike high school, no one's parents are forcing him or her to stay in because, "it looks good for college," or because, "it's an easy A to boost your average." Villanova band members are true amateurs which comes from the Latin word meaning to love what you do.  We accept all members regardless of musical ability.

The Villanova Band is one of the most active organizations on campus. We perform for various university functions throughout the year. We are most visible as a Pep Band at Villanova basketball games; however, we do a lot more. The Villanova Band operates as the University's Pep Band, Scramble Band, and Concert Band all in one. We have a GREAT time during the year, probably better than any other organization on campus. It is an exciting and rewarding experience that continues even after you graduate. In addition, students can join the Jazz Band regardless of whether or not they are in any of the other bands.

For more information, see the Villanova University Band Web Site.

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Featured Event

Gospel Choir Concert

Wazobia - Jam @ the Oreo
Friday, 8/29, 2pm

Upcoming Auditions

Music Activities Group Auditions

Fall Musical Auditions for VSMT's The Mystery of Edwin Drood.  9/2 & 3, St. Mary's Auditorium.  For more info or to sign up for an audition time, visit:  http://vsmt2014.wix.com/drood#!auditions/cfvg

Ablaze Dance Auditions - 9/6 & 7, 10am-noon.  Location TBA.

Nova Nassa Dance Auditions - 9/8 & 9, 8-9pm each evening.  Location TBA.

Proof Auditions.   Audition for Villanova Student Theatre's fall show, Proof.  9/9 & 9/11 at 6pm, St. Mary's Room 14;   Callbacks in Garey 103, 9/12 at 6pm.   Sign-up sheet is on the VST board in Dougherty hall.   Sides are available on that board or on the VST board in St. Mary's.  For more information contact jdeleon5@villanova.edu or acausey1@villanova.edu .

Acapella Auditions - 9/12 & 13.  Look for information at the start of the semester.  These are auditions for all 7 groups.

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, 9/13, 9/27, 10/4, 10/25, 11/8, 11/22, 12/6.   Rehearsals for auditioned parts are held prior to productions.
  • Villanova Student Theatre - Visit our first meeting on Thursday 8/28 at 8pm in St. Mary's Room 14.   This is our primay organizational meeting for the semester.  All are welcome!  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