GVSU Bands

Concert Band

Under the baton of Dr. John Martin, the Grand Valley State University Concert Band is comprised of the finest music majors and non-music majors at GVSU. This ensemble is dedicated to broadening the artistic level and interest of its members while performing music of artistic and historical significance. Such works include: H. Owen Reed's La Fiesta Mexicana (1949), Frank Ticheli's Vesuvius and An American Elegy, Rolf Rudin's Der Traum des Oenghus, and Symphony No. 6 For Band by Vincent Persichetti. The GVSU Concert Band has also been featured at the Michigan Music Conference in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Membership is open to all Grand Valley State University students after completion of a successful audition.

2015 Winter Chair Placement Audition Information

The 2015 Winter Chair Placement Auditions will be held on Sunday, January 4, 2015. Please click on your instrument to download music and audition instructions.



 Please contact the Band Staff Office at (616) 331-3396 if you have any further questions.

Tentative Repertoire for Fall 2014/Winter 2015 - Concert Band

Concert I - October 14 - Movies, Broadway, & Opera

Parade of the Charioteers, Miklos Rozsa

Goin' Home, Antonin Dvorak

Orpheus in the Underworld, Jacques Offenbach

Theme from Schindler's List, John Williams

Four Dances from West Side Story, Leonard Bernstein

76 Trombones, Meredith Wilson

Concert II - November 20 - Music from the British Isles

H.R.H. Duke of Cambridge, Malcolm Arnold

Irish Tune from "County Derry", Percy Grainger

1st Suite in Eb, Gustav Holst

Eine Kleine Yiddish Ragmusik, Adam Gorb

Prelude, Siciliano, and Rondo, Malcolm Arnold

Dam Busters, Eric Coates

Repertoire for Winter 2015 - Concert Band

Concert I - February 24 - Dance Music

Symphonic Dance No. 3 "Fiesta," Williams

Redemption, Galante

Slavonic Dances, Antonin Dvorak

Washington Post March, Sousa

Waltz No. 2 from Jazz Suite No. 2, Shostakovich

Armenian Dances, Part I, Reed

Concert II - April 17

Mars, Holst

October, Whitacre

Commando March, Barber

Sea Songs, Vaughn Williams

Give Us This Day, Maslanka


Click here for Audio Clips of Concert Band

Page last modified February 26, 2015