Band Camp

August 18-22, 2018

(Arrival on Sunday, 8/19 for new students.)

Band Camp Registration is now closed.   If you are interested in joining the band, please contact via email or phone, 610-519-6050.  All students are still welcome to join!

The Villanova Band is open to all students and no auditions are required to participate! Band Camp provides the band time to prepare music and performances for pep band/stand music and football games.

Band Camp is a great opportunity to quickly get involved in college life. New students and upperclassmen alike will spend an intensive few days preparing for the new year and for New Student Orientation. Music is learned, lasting friendships are made, performances, tours, and other activities are planned.

For many, this is a continuation of performing experiences from high school. For others, this may be an opportunity to explore or revisit an instrument or a love of music that was left behind years before. For still others, it might be the first time in a band.

After Band Camp new students will attend New Student Orientation.

Early-Arrival Details

New Students - Move-in for those who registered for Band Camp is on Sunday, August 19th, from 9am - 1pm. You will move into your regular dorm room for the year. Room keys may be picked up in the lobby of St. Mary’s beginning at 9am.  Meals are included. 

At 1:30 pm there will be a brief welcome & introductory meeting for new students & parents in St. Mary’s Hall followed by a light lunch at 2:00pm and first rehearsal beginning at 3:00pm in the band room.  

Parents are strongly encouraged to return for Parent Orientation on 8/23/18 if at all feasible.   

Band Officers - Board members, librarians, uniform managers, band managers, and key appointed positions should plan to attend our first meeting at 2pm on Saturday 8/18 and should arrive prior to that.  

Returning Band Members - For those who registered for Band Camp, plan to move in on Saturday, 8/18 beginning at 9am.  There is a tentative wedding performance on the evening of Saturday, August 18.



  1. Login to myNova with your regular Villanova ID & password.
  2. Search for Novasis if you are not directed to the Novasis window.
  3. Click on the Student and Financial Aid Tab
  4. Look for Student Activities near the bottom of the list of choices
  5. Click on "Early-Arrival Band Camp"
  6. On the registration page, be sure to choose your instrument in the drop-down menu.

Cost - There is a $75 fee to help offset the cost of meals.  This charge will appear on your University Bill.

Can't Make Band Camp?

If you cannot attend Band Camp or if you missed the band camp registration deadline, you can join us when school starts.  Regular rehearsals begin Monday, 8/27, 6PM - St. Mary's Hall Band Room.  The band rehearses on Monday and Tuesday nights during each semester from 6-8pm, with additional turf time in the fall.   Please contact for more information if you missed the Band Camp registration deadline.

We provide large instruments: Drums, Low Brass, and Low Woodwinds. 

For more info, contact Beth Sokolowski, Director of Bands,

Contact Us

Office of Music Activities
Villanova University
800 Lancaster Ave
Villanova, PA 19085
Phone: (610) 519-7214
Fax: (610) 519-7596
E-mail:  Visit our staff page.

Jazz Band Concert
Jazz Band Concert - April 25th, 7pm - Connelly Cinema
VSMT presents If/Then - St. Mary's Theatre, 4/25-4/27
Be a Part of the Performing Arts


Join one of our performing groups! Stop by a rehearsal!


  • Band - Mon & Tu 6-8pm.  St. Mary's Band Room.
  • Jazz Band - Wed 6-8pm, St. Mary's Band Room.
  • Orchestra - Mon 7:30-9:30pm, St. Mary's Chapel.  Strings only Thurs 6-8pm, St. Mary's Chapel.  


  • Villanova Voices - MW 5-6:30; St. Mary's Theatre
  • Villanova Singers - MW 5-6:30; St. Mary's Chapel


  • Villanova Student Musical Theatre - To get involved, join us at a General Meeting, dates will be posted here near the start of the Spring Semester.   Rehearsals for auditioned parts are held prior to productions.
  • Villanova Student Theatre - Rehearsals for auditioned parts are held prior to productions.

Dance - most Rehearsals take place in St. Mary's Dance Studio.   Following is LAST YEAR's schedule.   This will be updated at the start of Fall '18.

  • Dance Company/Ensemble - Sun, 10-4:30; Mon 8-10pm; Wed 6-8pm
  • 'Nova Nassa - Sun, 8:30-11:30pm; Mon 10-11:30pm; Wed 8-11pm
  • Ablaze - Sun, 6:30-8:30pm; Tues 5:30-7:30pm
  • Irish Dance Team - Mon, 6-8pm; Tues 7:30-9:30pm; Thurs 8-11pm; Sat 1-3pm
  • Wazobia - Fri 4:30-7pm; Sat 9am-1pm
  • Superlative - Sun 4-6pm; Fri 2-4:30pm
  • Baila Latino - Tues 9:30pm-11pm; Sat 3-5

A Capella

  • Haveners
  • Measure Up
  • Minor Problem
  • Nothing but Treble
  • Sirens
  • Spires
  • Supernovas
  • Vocal Minority

Villanova Music Downloads

* vualmamater.pdf
VU Alma Mater Sheet Music
* alma_mater_band.mp3
VU Alma Mater Played by VU Band
* vufightsong.pdf
VU Fight Song Sheet Music
* alma_mater_singers.mp3
VU Alma Mater Sung by VU Singers
* fight_song.mp3
VU Fight Song Performed by VU Band

Performing Arts Groups



Villanova Singers (all male)
Villanova Voices (all female)
Villanova Gospel Ensemble

Dance Groups

Ablaze (Hip-Hop)
Dance Company & Ensemble
Irish Dance Team
Nova On Pointe (Ballet)
Nova NASSA (Indian/Hip-Hop)
The Superlative (Hip-Hop)
Wazobia African Dance Company


Villanova Band (including scramble band, pep band, concert band)
Villanova Orchestra
Jazz Ensemble

Theater Groups

Villanova Student Music Theatre
Villanova Student Theatre
Music Activities Stage Crew (MASC)

Band Auxiliary 

Dance Team
Wildcat Dancers