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A Cappella Workshops - Labor Day Weekend

Student Performing Arts is hosting A Cappella Workshops over Labor Day weekend!   New students and returning students who plan to audition can brush up on skills and techniques in order to prepare for a cappella auditions.  Existing members can hone their skills and student music directors can get a head start on the semester with arranging techniques & repertoire selection!

New Students & those planning to audition: Registration is open!  New Student AC Workshop Registration

Existing A Cappella Group Members: Registration will open on 8/2




Welcome to our new VU BAND members, we can’t wait to meet you! 
And welcome back to our returning members! 
We are so excited about VU BAND CAMP 2023 and the 2023-2024 academic year!

If you are NEW to Villanova and have not completed our ARTS@NOVA survey, please start by answering a few short questions at the link below that will allow for us to contact you about VU BAND and VU BAND CAMP:

New Students: Complete the ARTS@NOVA survey

New & Returning Students: Band Camp Registration is now closed

If you missed the deadline of July 25 and want to inquire about a possible late registration, email

Summer VU Band Zooms for New Members

For new members, our VU BAND Executive Board of student leaders will be having zoom sessions over the summer to provide more info about the VU BAND and to answer your questions!

Band Camp Schedule and Arrival Information can be found below:



New & Returning Students:

Details about move-in and our general schedule for the week is below. 

In addition, your VU BAND Executive Board will be in touch about many fun social events and activities planned throughout the week.

New and returning members who live on campus will be able to move-in to their assigned dorms/apartments/rooms during the dates of arrival listed below.

You must have registered for VU BAND CAMP 2023 to move in, activate your wildcard, and have access for meals!

For all VU BAND members attending VU BAND CAMP 2023 there is a $100 meal fee to help offset the cost of meals throughout the week. All members, whether you live on or off campus,will have the opportunity to dine together for breakfast, lunch, and dinner throughout VU BAND CAMP.

We will be reaching out via email to both new and returning members with more information about the VU BAND, with a more detailed 2023 VU BAND CAMP schedule, and info for new members about what you will need to bring with you for band when you move in.

Please check your VILLANOVA EMAIL frequently this summer for important details and updates about VU BAND and VU BAND CAMP 2023!

Beth Sokolowski, Director of Bands,
Brian McFarland, VU Band President,


SAT AUG 12: 
All VU Band Executive Board and Appointed Position members move-in beginning at 9:00 am. (More details to follow about move-in via email)

SUN AUG 13: 
All new and returning members of the VU DRUMLINE and MALLET SECTION move-in beginning at 9:00 am (More details to follow about move-in via email)
6:00 – 8:00 PM: VU DRUMLINE Dinner and Meeting

MON AUG 14: 
All new members who play wind, brass, and mallet instruments and the remaining returning VU BAND members move-in beginning at 9:00 am (More details to follow about move-in via email)10:00 AM: VU DRUMLINE and MALLET SECTION REHEARSAL (Band Room, St. Mary’s Hall)

9:00 AM:  VU DRUMLINE WORKSHOP DAY (Band Room, St. Mary’s Hall)
4:00 PM:  Meal for all new members, their families, and all VU Band Members (St. Mary's Hall)
5:00 PM:  New VU BAND Member meeting (Band Room, St. Mary’s Hall)
6:00 PM:  VU BAND REHEARSAL – ALL VU BAND MEMBERS (Band Room, St. Mary’s Hall)




FRI AUG 19: 

Morning: VU BAND rehearsal
12:00 PM: New VU Band members eat lunch, head back to their dorms to meet their roommates, and begin New Student Orientation!

Looking ahead...



Our regularly scheduled rehearsals for Fall 2023/Spring 2024 will be on Monday and Tuesday evenings from 6:00 – 8:00 pm in the VU BAND Room located in the lower level of St. Mary’s Hall on West Campus.

WED AUG 23: First day of classes for the FALL 2023 semester

MON AUG 28: VU BAND Rehearsal, 6:00 – 8:00 pm

TUES AUG 29: VU BAND Rehearsal, 6:00 – 8:00 pm

For more information, or if you have questions about the VU Band, please email Beth Sokolowski, Director of Bands at

Aug 14-18: Early Arrival Band Camp - Register Here

  • Special arrival date for new & returning Drumline & Mallet players:  8/13
  • Special arrival date for Exec Board & Appointed Positions: 8/12

Wed, Aug 23: First Day of Classes

Mon, Aug 28: First Band Regular Rehearsal, 6-8pm

Tues, Aug 29: Band Rehearsal, 6-8pm

For more information, or if you have questions about the VU Band, please email Beth Sokolowski, Director of Bands at







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  • Most of our rehearsals are held in St. Mary's Hall, building number 53 on the campus map. Use the parking lot entrance labeled 'West Campus Entrance'.
  • Most performances are held in The Mullen Center for the Performing Arts, building number 73 on the campus map. Use the parking lot  labeled 'I-1'.
  • Some larger events are held in the Villanova Room in the Connelly Center (building 24), or in Jake Nevin Fieldhouse (building 36) the campus map. 

Student Performing Arts
Ground Floor, St. Mary's Hall

Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.