Band Camp

August 17-21, 2019

The Villanova Band is open to all students and no auditions are required to participate!

Band Camp Registration is now closed.

If you missed the deadline, you are still welcome to participate in the Band this semester, starting with our first rehearsal on August 26th.   To sign up for fall semester participation, contact

For additional information about the Villanova Band, please visit the Villanova Band Page.

For those who registered, please read all information below about your report day/time for Band Camp 2019!

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 all new students will attend Student Orientation.

Early-Arrival Details

New Students - Move-in for all new students who registered for Band Camp is on Sunday, August 18th, 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 during band camp. 

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

Parents are strongly encouraged to return for Parent Orientation on 8/22/18 if at all feasible.   

VU Band Executive Board, Appointed Positions, and Section Leaders:  Move-in on Friday, August 16th.  Our first day of meetings/preparation for 2019-2020 will be on Saturday, August 17th from 10am-4pm in the band room.   Lunch will be provided.

Drum Majors and Pep Directors:  Move-in on Friday, August 16th.  On Saturday, August 17th you will have a full-day workshop with Ben Godwin from 10am-4pm.  Please meet in the band room.  Lunch will be provided. 

Sophomore/Junior/Senior DRUM SECTION:  Move-in on Friday, August 16th.  On Saturday, August 17th you will have a full-day workshop with Nick Costa from 10am-4pm.  Lunch will be provided.  Sunday, August 18th:  Drum Section rehearsal from 12pm-3pm.

All other returning Band Members - Plan to move in on Sunday, August 18th beginning at 9am.  First rehearsal for full VU Band is Sunday, August 18th from 7pm-9pm.  


Cost - There is a $100 fee to help offset the cost of meals.  This charge will appear on your University Bill.

General Band Camp Schedule

Sunday, August 18th:  Full-band rehearsal 7pm-9pm

Monday, August 19th:  Full day/evening of band camp

Tuesday, August 20th:  Full day/evening of band camp

Wednesday, August 21st:  Morning rehearsal/end of band camp

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, 8/26, 6PM - St. Mary's Hall Band Room.  The band rehearses on Monday and Tuesday nights during each semester from 6-8pm.  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.


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 - TuTh 5:30-7; 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.   

  • 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

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