Events from the 2009-2010 School Year

April

  • Villanova Jazz Band & Orchestra
  • Villanova Band gave a Spring Concert.
  • Dance Ensemble presented its Annual Spring Showcase.
  • The Villanova Student Theater presented Still Laughing, and eveing of one acts & music featuring plays by Garth Wingfield, Rich Orloff, & Matthew Clay.
  • Villanova Voices & Villanova Singers held a joint Spring Concert featuring Ralph Vaughan Williams' Serenade to Music.  Also featured on the concert are the Spires & Haveners.
  • VSMT present's its annual Cabaret in St. Mary's Auditorium.
  • Villanova Voices sang at St. Augustine's Church in Olde City Philadelphia.
  • The Spires sang at the Macy's flagship store (Wanamaker's) in Philadelphia.

March

  • The annual Villanova Jazz Festival was held during the last weekend in March.  A dozen college bands from throughout the region participated as did band from three high schools.   The special guest performer was Denis Diblasio.
  • The Spires had their Spring Tour.
  • The Haveners Spring Tour to Princeton, NJ.  A joint concert was held with the Princeton Tigertones and with the Temple University a capella group.
  • Auditions were held for Villanova's newest co-ed a capella group (name to be decided by the founding group members).
  • The Villanova Student Theatre presented Neil LaBute's The Shape of Things.
  • The Pyxis Piano Quartet performed in St. Mary's Chapel as part of the Villanova Chamber Music Series.
  • Gospel Choir gave a Spring Concert.
  • The Villanova Singers held their Annual Legacy Event - a celebration of song and brotherhood experienced by generations of Villanova Singers and alumni.  More than 250 Singers from the 1950’s to present gathered for the event.   For full details visit www.vusingerslegacy.com.   The event included three days of festivities including social events, open mic night, performances by Singers, Spires, & Perfect Union, a joint concert with alumni, banquet, and liturgy.
  • Members of the Band played for the first & second rounds of the NCAA tournament in Providence.
  • Irish Dancers performed as part of the Irish Showcase.
  • Acapella Palooza! was held in the Connelly Center.  Spires, Haveners, NBT, Sirens, SuperNovas, & Vocal Minority all put on a great show!
  • Members of the Band played for the Big East Tournament at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

February

  • Members of the Band play for the Men's Basketball Game vs. USF Hall at the Pavilion.  SuperNovas lead the National Anthem and Dance Team performs at halftime.
  • Members of the Band played for the Women's Basketball Game vs. Georgetown at the Pavilion.  Spires lead the National Anthem and Wildcat Dancers perform at halftime.
  • Members of the Band play for the Women's Basketball Game vs. Pittsburgh at the Pavilion.  NBT leads the National Anthem and Wildcat Dancers perform at halftime.
  • VST presented To Kill a Mockingbird in the Garey Hall Courtroom.  
  • Members of the Band played for the Men's Basketball Game vs. Connecticut.  Gospel Choir led the National Anthem and Dance Team performed at halftime.
  • Members of the Band played for the Men's Basketball Game vs. Providence.  Villanova Singers led the National Anthem and Irish Dancers performed at halftime.
  • Members of the Band played for the Women's Basketball Games vs. Syracuse and Rutgers.  Sirens & Vocal Minority led the National Anthems and Wildcat Dancers performed at half-time.
  • VSMT presented Godspell in a special production designed for the St. Thomas of Villanova Church.
  • The Villanova Singers held its annual Singing Valentine fundraiser and performed all over campus on February 15th.
  • Members of the Band played for the Men's Basketball Game vs. Seton Hall at the Pavilion.  Voices led the National Anthem and Dance Team performed at halftime.

January

  • Members of the Band played for the Women's Basketball Games vs. Seton Hall, UConn, George Washington, and Marquette at the Pavilion.  The National Anthem was led by the Voices, Spires, and Gospel Choir.  Wildcat Dancers performed at halftime.
  • Members of the Band played for the Men's Basketball Game vs. Notre Dame at the Wachovia Center.  Voices led the National Anthem and Irish Dancers performed at their first men's game during halftime.
  • Irish Dancers performed for an event sponsored by the Philadelphia Ceili group.
  • Members of the Band played for the Men's Basketball game vs. Georgetown.  The Villanova Signers sang the National Anthem and Dance Team performed at half time.
  • Sirens, SuperNovas, and Vocal Minority held auditions for spring semester openings.
  • VST held auditions for its spring production, To Kill A Mockingbird.
  • Band Alumni played for Men's Basketball games vs. DePaul and Marquette.

December

  • Band Alumni played for several basketball games during Christmas Break.
  • Members of the Voices and Singers performed Christmas Carols at Fr. Donohue's President Reception at the National Constitution Center.
  • Members of the Band Supernovas sang the National Anthem andnd Wildcat Dancers performed at half-time.
  • Members of the Band played for the Villanova Football team in the NCAA FCS national semifinals vs. William & Mary.  The Twirlers and Dance Team performed at half-time.
  • VSMT held auditions for its spring semester production, Godspell!
  • Members of the Voices and Singers performed Christmas Carols at Fr. Donohue's President Reception at Sotheby's in New York City.
  • The Spires opened for renowned Irish Tenor Ronan Tynan in the Spirit of Music Holiday Concert at the Ocean City Music Pier.
  • NBT/Supernovas gave a joint End of Semester Concert in Driscoll.
  • The Band played for the Men's Big 5 Holy War Game vs. Saint Joe's at the Palestra. 
  • The Band played for the Women's Big 5 Basketball Game vs. Saint Joe's.  Voices will sang the National Anthem and Wildcat Dancers will performd at half-time.
  • The e Orchestra & Jazz Band presented a joint Christmas Concert. 
  • Spires and Haveners presented a joint end of semester concert in Driscoll.l.
  • The Villanova Band presented its annual Christmas Concert. 
  • The Villanova Voices and Villanova Singers presented Handel's Messiah as part of the groups' annual Christmas Concert.   A cappella groups Haveners and Spires also performed on the Christmas program.
  • Dance Company & Dance Ensemble presented a Fall Semester Showcase, with special guests, Irish Dancers, & Spires.
  • Vocal Minority and The Sirens performed the first a capella concert of the the season.
  • The e Band played for the Men's Basketball Game vs. Drexel in the Pavilion.  Sirens sang the National Anthem and Dance Team will performed at half-time.

November

  • The Band played for the football game vs. Delaware.   The Twirlers and Dance Team performed at half-time. 
  • Gospel Choir presented its fall concert.
  • Villanova Student Theatre presented Neil Simon's Rumors.
  • Special Olympics
  • Many music activities groups including Wildcat Dancers, Dance Team, and Twirlers performed outside Bartley for our visiting athletes.   Many groups including Singers and Voices hosted events for the athletes in the quad.

October

  • Breast Cancer Vigil
  • The Villanova Voices sang for the Kappa Kappa Gamma Breast Cancer Vigil in the quad.
  • The Band played for the football game vs. William & Mary.   Nothing But Treble sang the National Anthem.  The Twirlers and Dance Team performed at half-time.
  • Villanova Student Musical Theatre presented Little Shop of Horrors.
  • The Band played for the football game vs. Rhode Island.   Supernovas sang the National Anthem.  The Twirlers and Dance Team performed at half-time.

September

  • St. Thomas of Villanova Day of Service
  • Music Activities groups participated in the Day of Service by performing at several locations.  Performances were given at the Northlight Community Center, Park House, St. Edmunds' Home, Norristown State Hospital, Sterling Halll Simpson House.
  • A Cappella Auditions - Audition for one or all of Villanova's a cappella groups at the joint audition day.   Registration & auditions for Supernovas (coed) begin at 10am, registration & auditions for all other groups begin at noon (Nothing But Treble, Sirens, Haveners, Vocal Minority, & Spires).  St. Mary's Hall, 1st floor.
  • The Band played for Villanova's first football home-game of the season vs. Lehigh.   Villanova Voices sang the National Anthem.  The Twirlers and Dance Team performed at half-time.
  • The Villlanova Singers participated in the 9/11 Commemoration at the Bryn Mawr Fire Company.
  • The annual A Cappella Barbeque was hosted by six of Villanova's a cappella groups to share information about Nothing But Treble, Sirens, Haveners, Vocal Minority, Spires, and Supernovas prior to group auditions.
  • Dance Company held auditions for pieces for its Fall Semester show.
  • The Band played for the football game vs. Northeastern.   Villanova Singers sang the National Anthem.  The Twirlers and Dance Team performed at half-time.
  • The Band, Orchestra, Jazz Band, Twirlers, Dance Ensemble, Wildcat Dancers, Gospel Choir, Singers, & Voices performed during the Music Activities Showcase for Parents' Weekend. 

August

  • Villanova Student Theatre held auditions for its fall production of Rumors.
  • Dance Company held an info night followed by Company Auditions.
  • Villanova Student Musical Theatre held auditions for its production of Little Shop of Horrors.
  • Many Music Activities Groups participated in the yearly Activities Forum.
  • 406 Villanova Music Activities Students (including 163 Freshmen!) came back-to-school a week early to learn new choreography, new music, and get a jump start on fall performances of Little Shop of Horrors and Rumors at Music Camp held from August 15th-19th.