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. If a student does not earn a seat in Concert Band they will be placed in University Band, which meets Winter Semester Only. Auditions are held August 24 & 25, 2013.  Audition music will be available on August 1, 2013.  Please contact the Band Staff Office at (616)331-3396 if you have any further questions.

Repertoire for Fall 2013 - Concert Band

Concert I - October 17

Americans We, Henry Fillmore

Gentle Annie, Stephen Foster with Prof. Min Jin, soloist

Lincoln Portrait, Aaron Copland (arr. Beeler) with Prof. Dale Schriemer, narrator

Caccia and Chorale, Clifton Williams

Their Blossoms Down, Samuel Hazo

Lauds, Ron Nelson

Concert II - November 25

Fantasia in G Major, J. S. Bach (arr. Leist)

Angels in the Architecture, Frank Ticheli

Poem, Charles Griffes (trans. Webb) with Prof. Chris Kanter, flute soloist

La Procession du Rocio, Joaquin Turina (arr. Reed)


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