Villanova Jazz Band


The Villanova Jazz Band plays a wide variety of jazz ranging from traditional swing to modern funk-rock. Smaller break-out groups form various jazz combos and quartets that perform locally as well as on campus. We rehearse once a week and perform at many events throughout the school year. The Jazz Band is led by Bill Whitaker.

The Jazz Band is often invited to perform at venues in Philadelphia and around the region - a highlight of recent engagements was an invitation to play for Jazz at Lincoln Center. In past years, the group has toured to Niagara Falls, Fort Lauderdale and Myrtle Beach. The Jazz Band hosts an annual jazz festival featuring some of the best collegiate and high school jazz ensembles along the east coast. In 2013, the Villanova Jazz Festival featured Lew Tabackin who hosted a music clinic for contesting ensembles.

The Villanova Jazz Band hosts three major concerts per year on campus.

Visit our Website!

You can hear the Villanova Jazz Band at:

Jazz Band

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

Nov. 17-21 VST presents The Pillowman by Martin McDonagh
Voices & Singers
A Christmas Choral Concert with The Villanova Singers and The Villanova Voices


Join one of our performing groups! Stop by a rehearsal!


  • 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.  


  • 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. 


  • Villanova Student Musical Theatre - To get involved, join us at a General Meeting, dates will be posted here near the start of the Fall Semester.   Rehearsals for auditioned parts are held prior to productions.
  • Villanova Student Theatre - Rehearsals for auditioned parts are held prior to productions.

Dance - most Rehearsals take place in St. Mary's Dance Studio.   Following is LAST YEAR's schedule.   This will be updated at the start of Fall '15.

  • 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 - Remaining A Capella schedules to be determined after fall auditions

  • Haveners
  • Nothing but Treble - Tu 7:30-9:30; Sun 3-5; St. Mary's 14
  • 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