Student Performances, Events, & Auditions

All student performances are free except as noted. Unless otherwise noted, all performances are in the St. Mary’s Hall Chapel or Auditorium.  St. Mary's is located at County Line and Spring Mill Roads (Rt 320).

2013-2014 Academic Year

August 16-21

Music Camp

  • 8/16 - Officers Arrive
  • 8/17 - New Students Arrive, 8-11
  • 8/18 - Returning Students Arrive, 8-11
August
26
First Day of Classes & Rehearsals
August
27-29
Dance Team Try-Outs.
August
30
VSMT First General Meeting for 2013-14, 2:30pm, Bartley.
September
3-5
Wildcat Dancers Try-Outs, 6-9pm, Pavilion.
September
6-7
Villanova Student Musical Theater Auditions for The Pajama Game, St. Mary's Auditorium
September
7

Ablaze Auditions, 9:30am, St. Mary's Dance Studio.

Wazobia Auditions, 10am, Davis Center Fitness Room.

The Twirlers perform in the King of Prussia Tricentennial Parade.

The Singers perform for the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Open House, noon.

September
9

Dance Company Auditions - Dance Company will hold auditions from 6pm-9pm in St. Mary's Dance Studio.   (All students are welcome to audition.  Please be prepared to stay the full time if auditioning.  Please wear dance attire.)

Nova Nassa auditions, day 1.   East Lounge Doughtery, time tba.  Second day of auditions 9/12.

September
10-11
Villanova Student Theatre Auditions for The Laramie Project.  7pm-9pm each evening.  St. Mary's Auditorium.
September 12

Nova Nassa Auditions, west lounge of Dougherty, time TBA

A Capella BBQ!  All seven a cappella groups will be on the grassy knoll (outside stanford) for a meet and greet BBQ, 5-7pm. Come learn more about a cappella, the audition process, or come hang out and get free food.

September
14
A Capella Auditions for all 7 Acapella Groups.   Auditions begin at 8am in the Ground Level Classrooms of St. Mary's Hall.  View the Facebook Event for more information.
September
15
The Villanova Singers perform for the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Open House, noon.
September 20
A Capella groups perform for Parents’ Weekend.  8:30pm in the Villanova Room.
September
21

The Band Plays for the Football home game vs. Stony Brook, 3pm, Villanova Stadium.  Gospel Choir singing the National Anthem.   Wildcat Dancers, Dance Team, & Twirlers perform during and before the game.  This is our only televised home game!

International Peace Day Concert 2013, 
Presented by Harmony For Peace Foundation, Kimmel Center, Verizon Hall.  7pm.  Featured artists include Jamez McCorkle baritone, Elena Perroni soprano, Ethan Lee, piano; Samuel Walter, cello; Micah Walter, violin; Philadelphia Boys Choir; Philadelphia Girls Choir; The Bel Cantors'; Villanova Supernovas; YIS Koto Ensemble; with Special Guest, Duo Ama.
For more information or tickets, visit http://www.kimmelcenter.org/

Spires participate in A Tribute to Jim Croce at the Upper Darby Performing Arts Center.  A tribute concert takes place on September 21 at 7:30pm at Upper Darby Performing Arts Center!  40 years ago this August, Jim Croce, Villanova Alum, headlined the Philadelphia Folk Festival. One month later on September 20, 1973 he and lead guitarist Maury Muehleisen perished in a plane crash while taking off in Louisiana.  Hosted by folk music authority Gene Shay and with performances by the preeminent Croce tribute band “Maggie’s Guitar,” and with an appearance by “The Villanova Spires,” the evening is a not-to-miss event that will commemorate – with personal stories from his friends and collaborators – one of America’s most beloved singer-songwriters!
For more information or tickets, visit http://www.udpac.org

September 22
Invite your parents to return to campus for our yearly Music Activities Showcase.  Groups performing traditionally include Band, Wildcat Dancers, Voices, Orchestra, Dance Ensemble, Twirlers, Irish Dance Team, Jazz Band, Singers, Dance Team, and VSMT, ‘Nova Nassa, and others.
September 28

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.

The Band Plays for the Football home game vs. Penn, 5pm, Villanova Stadium.  The Voices sing the National Anthem.   Wildcat Dancers, Dance Team, & Twirlers perform during and before the game.

October 4
Spires perform at King of Prussia Mall.
October
5

The Band Plays for the Football home game vs. William & Mary, 1pm, Villanova Stadium.  Wildcat Dancers, Dance Team, & Twirlers perform during and before the game.

A CapellaSPOlooza, 7pm Villanova Room

October 6 Gospel Choir participates in a service at the New Testament Church of Christ in Philadelphia
October
9
Spires perform for the Coca Cola Scholars Reception
October 10
Villanova Singers perform for the College of Liberal Arts & Science Alumni Medallion Dinner
October 13-20
Band Fall Performance Tour to Charleston, SC.
October 15 Spires perform at Alumni Association event at the Villanova Conference Center in a featured performance and during the cocktail hour.
October 22-26
Villanova Student Musical Theatre presents The Pajama Game.  8pm each evening, additional matinee on Saturday at 2.   St. Mary's Auditorium.   There is a charge for tickets.
October
24
Daniel Pearl World Music Days Concert.   The Villanova Orchestra and Jazz Band play a concert as part of this worldwide event.  St. Mary's Chapel, 7:30pm.
October
26

Homecoming Performances on Sheehan Beach

  • 10:40 - Nova Nassa
  • 10:45 - Nothing But Treble
  • 10:50 - Vocal Minority
  • 10:55 - Haveners
  • 11:15 - Pep Rally:  Band, Dance Team, Wildcat Dancers, & Twirlers
  • 12:00 - Villanova Voices
  • 12:05 - Minor Problem
  • 12:10 - Irish Dance Team
  • 12:15 - Villanova Jazz Quartet

The Band Plays for the Homecoming Football home game vs. Maine, 1pm, Villanova Stadium.  Wildcat Dancers, Dance Team, & Twirlers perform during and before the game.   Alumni from the Voices & Singers sing the National Anthem and the Alumni Band perform at Half Time.

The Villanova Singers sing the National Anthem for the Men's Basketball Blue & White Homecoming Scrimmage, 4:30pm, Pavilion.

Nova Nassa performs at the Lad Samaj Dawali Festival in Edison, NJ

October
28
Supernovas & Minor Problem Halloween Concert.  There is a small charge for tickets.
November 1

State Street Miracles and Supernovas perform at the Opening Cermonies of the Special Olympics Fall Festival.

Spries perform during dinner at the SpO Fall Festival.

Spires perform at Haverford College

November 2

The Band plays for the Men's Basketball game vs. West Chester, Wells Fargo Center, 12pm.  Voices sing the National Anthem and Dance Team performs at half-time.

Spires participate in the Washington D.C. Acapella Festival sponsored by Georgetown University.

Voices perform during dinner at the SpO Fall Festival.

November 5-9
Villanova Student Theatre Presents:  The Laramie Project by Moisés Kaufman. Directed by Sam Sherburne.  St. Mary's Auditorium, 11/5-9 (Tues-Sat) 8pm, additional matinee at 2pm on 11/9.   There is a small charge for tickets.
November 7-10

Villanova Singers Fall Tour to Montreal.  Concerts include:

  • Friday - St. James United Church, lunchtime concert 12:30pm
  • Saturday - St. Joseph's Oratory, 11am
November 8
The Band plays for the Men's Basketball game vs. Lafayette, Pavilion, 8pm.  Nothing But Treble sing the National Anthem and Dance Team performs at half-time.
November 13

The Band plays for the Men's Basketball game vs. Mount St. Mary's, Pavilion, 7pm.  Minor Problem sing the National Anthem and Dance Team performs at half-time.

The Villanova Spires and Nothing But Treble perform a benefit concert to help Outlook Oasis fund Callaloo Mews Basic School in Kingston, Jamaica.  Tickets are $5.   7:30pm, Connelly Cinema.  Facebook event page.

November
16

Gospel Choir participates in a service at the Saints Memorial Baptist Church in Ardmore.

Join Villanova and our Irish Dance Team as we host our First Annual Intercollegiate Irish Dance Competition.   9/16, Jake Nevin Fieldhouse.

November 17
The Band plays for the Men's Basketball game vs. Towson, Pavilion, 5pm.  The Villanova Singers sing the National Anthem and Dance Team performs at half-time.
November 22
The Band plays for the Men's Basketball game vs. Delaware, Pavilion, 8pm.  Gospel Choir sings the National Anthem and Dance Team performs at half-time.
November
23
The Band Plays for the Football home game vs. Delaware, PPL Park, time tba.  Singers sing the National Anthem.   Wildcat Dancers, Dance Team, & Twirlers perform during and before the game.
November 24
The Band plays for the Women's Basketball game vs. Lafayette, Pavilion, 2pm.  Vocal Minority sing the National Anthem and Wildcat Dancers perform at half-time.
December 4
The Band plays for the Men's Basketball game vs. Penn, Pavilion, 8pm.  Supernovas sing the National Anthem and Dance Team performs at half-time.
December 6

Gospel Choir Christmas Service.   7pm, St. Mary's Chapel.

Need a cure to your end of semester blues? Come to "The Ugly Sweater Concert" and celebrate the holiday season with the Spires and Supernovas! Decked in the ugliest of Christmas apparel, let the cozy sounds of collegiate acappella warm you up this winter!    12/6, 6:30pm, Driscoll 134.

December 7

Villanova Voices & Singers Christmas Concert with Haveners & Spires:  12/7   2pm   St. Mary's Chapel, featuring Christmas Favorites & the combined choirs in Handel's Messiah

The Band plays for the Women's Basketball game vs. Lafayette, Pavilion, 2pm.  Sirens sing the National Anthem and Wildcat Dancers perform at half-time.

Dance Ensemble Fall Showcase, St. Mary's Auditorium    5pm

Gospel Choir participates in a Sandy Hook Tribute Concert.

December 8

Dance Ensemble Fall Showcase, St. Mary's Auditorium    2pm

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

December 10
Villanova Orchestra & Jazz Band Christmas Concert, 7:30pm; St. Mary's Chapel
December 12
Join Haveners and Minor Problem for a fun filled end of semester A Capella Concert.  7:30pm, location To Be Announced.  There is a small charge for tickets.
December 14
Join Nothing but Treble & Vocal Minority in the last concert of the sememster! 7:30pm, Driscoll Hall.  There is a small charge for tickets.
December 15
The Band plays for the Men's Basketball game vs. La Salle, Pavilion, 8pm.  Spires sing the National Anthem and Dance Team performs at half-time.
December 21
Band Alumni play for the Men's Basketball game vs. Rider, Pavilion, 5pm.  Voices & Singers Alumni sing the National Anthem.
January 4
Band Alumni play for the Women's Basketball game vs. Providence, Pavilion, 2pm.
January 5
Band Alumni play for the Men's Basketball game vs. Providence, Pavilion, 7pm.  The Graduates sing the National Anthem.
January 8-12 VSMT Bootcamp for Andrew Lippa's The Wild Party
January 11 Band Alumni play for the Women's Basketball game vs. Seton Hall, Pavilion, 2pm.
January 15 The Band plays for the Women's Basketball game vs. Penn, Pavilion, 7pm.  Nothing But Treble sing the National Anthem and Wildcat Dancers perform at half-time.
January 18
The Band plays for the Men's Basketball game vs. DePaul, Pavilion, 4m.  Haveners sing the National Anthem and Dance Team performs at half-time.
January 20
The Band plays for the Men's Basketball game vs. Creighton, Pavilion, 7pm.  The Villanova Singers sing the National Anthem and Dance Team performs at half-time.
January 22 The Band plays for the Women's Basketball game vs. St. John's, Pavilion, 7pm.  Supernovas sing the National Anthem and Wildcat Dancers perform at half-time.
January 25 The Band plays for the Women's Basketball game vs. Xavier, Pavilion, 2pm.  The Villanova Singers sing the National Anthem and Wildcat Dancers perform at half-time.
January
28 -
February 1
The Villanova Student Theatre presents The Complete History of America (abridged), Thursday - Saturday, 8pm, with an additional Saturday matinee at 2pm, St. Mary's Auditorium.   Tickets are $7/students & $10/public, available at the door & show week in Connelly.
February 1 The Band plays for the Women's Basketball game vs. Creighton, Pavilion, 2pm.  Minor Problem sing the National Anthem and Wildcat Dancers perform at half-time.
February 1 Haveners & Sirens Auditions.   St. Mary's Hall, 9am. 
February 3 The Band plays for the Men's Basketball game vs. Xavier, Pavilion, 7pm.  Sirens sing the National Anthem and Dance Team performs at half-time.
February 7

The Band plays for the Men's Basketball game vs. Seton Hall, Pavilion, 7pm.  Voices sing the National Anthem and Dance Team performs at half-time.

Spires perform at the College of William & Mary.

February 12

The Band plays for the Women's Basketball game vs. Butler, Pavilion, 7pm.  Haveners sing the National Anthem and Wildcat Dancers perform at half-time.

Spires perform at the University of Virginia.

February 13
Villanova Singers perform Singing Valenties Live On-Campus!    Order a valentine today by visiting the Music Activities Store!!   Note: Delivery day is Thursday, the day before Valentines Day.
February 15
Villanova Female A Cappella Presents:  Girls' Night!   Haveners, N.B.T., & Sirens.   7pm, Driscoll 134.  $5 at the door.  
February 18-22 Villanova Student Musical Theatre presents Andrew Lippa's Wild Party,  8pm each evening with additional Saturday matinee at 2pm.  There is a small charge for tickets.
February 22 The Band plays for the Men's Basketball game vs. St. Johns, Wells Fargo Center, 1:30pm.  The Gospel Choir sings the National Anthem and Dance Team performs at half-time.
February 23 The Band plays for the Women's Basketball game vs. Penn, Pavilion, 7pm.  Nothing But Treble sing the National Anthem and Wildcat Dancers perform at half-time.
February 25 The Band plays for the Women's Basketball game vs. DePaul, Pavilion, 7pm.  Voices sing the National Anthem and Wildcat Dancers perform at half-time.
February 26 The Band plays for the Men's Basketball game vs. Butler, Pavilion, 8pm.  Vocal Minority sing the National Anthem and Dance Team performs at half-time.
March 2 The Band & Band Alumni play for the Men's Basketball game vs. Marquette, Wells Fargo Center, 2pm.  The Graduates sing the National Anthem and Dance Team performs at half-time.
March 4 The Band & Band Alumni play for the Women's Basketball game vs. Marquette, Pavilion, 7pm.
March 8 The Band & Band Alumni play for the Men's Basketball game vs. Georgetown, Wells Fargo Center, 1pm.  Alumni of the Voices & Singers sing the National Anthem and Dance Team performs at half-time.
March
10
Villanova Voices host the University of Pittsburgh Men's Glee Club in a joint concert in St. Mary's Chapel, 7pm
March
13
Irish Dance Showcase, Connelly Center, Cinema, 7:00 PM Want to get a head start on your St. Patrick's Day celebrations? Come join the Villanova Irish Dance Team in a night of traditional Irish Dance and a few surprises. Festivities begin at 7 PM in the Connelly Center Cinema on March 14th. Hardshoe and soft, jigs and reels: there's something for everyone! Don't forget about the classic Villanova Irish Dance gear for sale and the Irish Bake Sale- we'll see you there!!
March 15
Gospel Choir Spring Service, St. Mary's Chapel, 7pm
March 20-22 Villanova Singers Bi-Annual Alumni Event, Villanova Room and other locations on Campus.  Visit http://www.vusingerslegacy.com/ for more information.   There is an admission fee.
March 25-29 The Villanova Student Theatre Presents, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead.  St. Mary's Auditorium, every evening at 8pm, additional matinee at 2pm on 3/29.    There is a small charge for tickets.
March
28-30
Villanova Jazz Festival, Villanova Room, Connelly Center
April 4-6
Spires Spring Concert Tour to Maryland
April 5
National Catholic Band Association Festival
April
5-6
Ablaze Showcase.  St. Mary's Auditorium 4/5 @ 7pm; 4/6@ 2pm. Ablaze is Villanova’s multicultural hip-hop dance team that is quickly gaining campus popularity!  There is a small charge for tickets.
April
12-13
Dance Ensemble Spring Showcase, St. Mary's Auditorium    5pm on Saturday 4/12     2pm on Sunday 4/13
April
13
Villanova Voices & Singers Spring Concert with Haveners & Spires:  4/13   2pm   St. Mary's Chapel.  This concert features the combined choirs in the Fauré Requiem.
April 18 Wazobia Showcase (details TBA)
April 24 Spires & Haveners Spring Concert, 7:30pm, CEER 001
April
24-26

Villanova Student Musical Theatre presents "Evil Dead: The Musical"   Directed by students Pat Walsh & Jen Buono.  St. Mary's Auditorium, April 24th-26th at 8 PM with an additional matinee on 4/26 at 2pm.  

April 25 Dance Company, Irish Dance Team, Wildcat Dancers, & Spires Formal
April 26
Spires Sing for Earth Day
April 27 Hear the Villanova Band in Concert. 3pm St. Mary's Chapel
April 28 VST & VSMT Formal
April 29

Vocal Minority & Supernovas Spring Semester Concert. 7pm CEER 001

Villanova Student Musical Theatre Presents its Spring Cabaret, 8pm each evening, St. Mary's Auditorium.  There is a small charge for tickets.

April 30 Voices  & Singers Formal
May 1 Band Formal
May 3 Minor Problem Spring Concert, Connelly Cinema, 7pm
May 4 Sirens Spring Concert, Driscoll 134, 3pm
May
16
Members of the Band play for Commencement.   Seniors of the Voices, Singers, & Gospel Choir sing the National Anthem and Alma Mater.
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Featured Event

Visit the Gospel Choir Event Page for details

Gospel Choir Concert

Upcoming Auditions

Music Activities Group Auditions
Most Music Activities groups do not have auditions!   To play in the band, jazz band, orchestra, women's choir (Voices), men's choir (Singers), Gospel Choir, or many other groups, just come to a rehearsal!   See the 'Rehearsals' box below.

Other Auditions
Auditions for all Auditioned Dance Groups, Spring Shows, & VSMT Cabaret have already taken place.

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 Company/Ensemble - Sun 11am-5pm; Mon 5-7:30pm; Wed 5:30-9pm
  • 'Nova Nassa - Sun 7:30-10pm; Mon 7:30pm-8:30pm; Wed 9-11pm
  • Ablaze - Sun 5-7:30pm; Mon 6-8pm
  • Irish Dance Team - Mon 8:30-10pm; Tues 8-10pm; Thurs 6-9pm

A Capella

  • Haveners - Sun 6-8pm; Mon 7-9pm; Wed 7-9pm
  • Nothing but Treble - Sun 1:30p-3:30pm; Thurs 6pm-8pm
  • Sirens - Mon 7:15-9:15pm; Wed 7:15pm-9:15pm
  • Supernovas - Sun 1-3pm; Mon 7:30-9pm; Thurs 6-7:30pm
  • Minor Problem - Sun 4:30-7:30pm; Mon 7:30-9:30pm; Wed 7:30-9:30pm;
  • Vocal Minority - Sun 1-3pm; Mon 9:15-10:30pm;

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