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.

You can hear the Villanova Jazz Band at: http://soundcloud.com/villanova-jazz-band

Jazz Band
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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.  Look for the signup sheet on the VSMT board in Dougherty.

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

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

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 involoved, 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 - Rehearsals prior to major 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