2015-2016 Events

August 2015

Early-Arrival Band Camp

  • Noon-3:30pm:  Arrival/Move-In for Early-Arrival Band Camp.   Check-in at St. Mary's Hall Lobby.  
  • 4pmMeeting with new students and parents in St. Mary's Band Room
  • 4:30pm:  Light dinner provided for students and families.
  • 5:30pm:  First rehearsal session & band meeting

Meeting for Incoming Students registered for Performing Arts Camp and those interested in Performing Arts opportunities at Villanova.  

  • 8:30am:  Coffee & Donuts available prior to welcome meeting - St. Mary's Lobby
  • 9-9:45am:  Meeting with Incoming Students and Parents, St. Mary's Chapel
  • 9:45am:  Parents are encouraged to participate in Information Sessions elsewhere on campus while students participate in group activities in St. Mary's Hall.   Students will be released at approximately 11am.

First Day of Classes

First rehearsal for:

  • Voices (Female Choir, Auditorium, 5-6:30pm)
  • Singers (Male Choir, Chapel, 5-6:30pm)
  • Band (Band Room, 6-8pm)
  • Orchestra (Chapel, 8pm-10pm)
  • Dance Groups   (Dance Studio, times TBA)
First rehearsal for Gospel Choir (Chapel, 5:30-7:30pm)

Activities Fair - Pavilion, 6-9pm

First rehearsal for Jazz Band, 6pm, Jazz Band Room, St. Mary's Hall.

Villanova Student Theatre general body meeting.  Please attend if you are interested in joining VST!   St. Mary's Room 14

Performing Arts Camp Begins!

Wazobia - Jam @ the Oreo

Performing Arts Camp begins in the late afternoon!

Wazobia - Back to School Extravaganza & Dance Party, Garey Hall Cafe, 10pm  (open to all students)

Improv Night hosted by VST & VSMT, St. Mary's Auditorium/Theater  (all are welcome to attend)

September 2015

Last day of Performing Arts Camp.
Fall Musical Auditions – Seussical
Auditions for the Villanova Student Musical Theatre show Seussical the Musical will be held in St. Mary’s Hall Theater/Auditorium.  Auditions are open to all students. 
Wildcat Dancer Tryouts.   Butler Annex.
Villanova Singers camping trip.
The Band plays for the Home Opener Football game vs. Fordham.  Villanova Voices sing the National Anthem.  Dance Team, Wildcat Dancers, and Twirlers perform during the game.
Ablaze Auditions  Auditions for Villanova’s Hip-Hop Group, Ablaze.   
Nova Nassa Auditions
Auditions for Villanova’s Indian/Bollywood/Hip-Hop Group, Nova Nassa.  
Proof Auditions & Callbacks.   Audition for VST's fall show, Proof.     
A Cappella BBQ.   Join us for free food, fun, & an informational session about this weekend's A Cappella Auditions.   All seven a cappella groups host.   South BBQ pits @ dinner time!
The Villanova Singers participate in the Bryn Mawr Fire Company's Annual 9/11 Commemoration.   Bryn Mawr Fire House.

The Gospel Choir participated in a church service in West Philadelphia.

The Villanova Singers lead the National Anthem at the Villanova Classic, women's Volleyball tournament.   

A Capella Auditions
SuperNovas, Sirens, Haveners, Spires, Vocal Minority, Nothing But Treble, and Minor Problem will all hear auditions.  Check the Newswire & A Cappella Board in St. Mary's for details a few days before.
The Villanova Gospel Choir leads the National Anthem at the Villanova Classic, women's Volleyball tournament.    
Irish Dance Team T-Shirt Sale at the Oreo

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

Parents’ Weekend A Capella
A Capella groups perform for Parents’ Weekend. Villanova Room.

The Band plays for the Parents' Weekend Football game vs. JMU.  Dance Team, Wildcat Dancers, and Twirlers perform during the game.  The Singers lead the National Anthem.

Haveners & Spires sang as the opening act for the Kevin Spacey event at the Paviliion.

Parents’ Weekend Showcase
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.
Music & Instruments Club (MIC) Info Table
Did you know there is a brand new club at Music Activities?  Stop by our table at the Oreo for information about what MIC is and how you can join. Or stop by just to hear some awesome music!
Villanova Voices T-Shirt sale on the Plateau.

Rock the Oreo!  A kickoff concert for the Day of Service featuring Supernovas, Nothing But Treble, & Minor Problem.

St. Thomas of Villanova Day of Service
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.

October 2015 - June 2016