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Butler Bands Centennial

The Centennial Anniversary of the Butler University Bands is upon us! We have several events planned throughout the 2019–2020 school year to celebrate our 100th Birthday.

Click the dates below for more details!

Ideas/Suggestions

If you have specific ideas or suggestions you would like to see implemented for either event, please let us know! Email us!

October 25–26, 2019 (Homecoming Weekend): Athletic Bands Weekend

We hope you’ll join us October 25–26, 2019, to celebrate with the Butler University Marching Band (BUMB) the centenary of the band with a reunion social, a Butler Home football game, and all of the university sponsored homecoming activities! 

Registration Page is NOW ACTIVE!

 

Be sure to check this page, the band alumni newsletters, and the Butler University Band Alumni Facebook Group for more updates. Below is a rough idea of the schedule:

Friday, October 25

7:00 PM—Welcome Reception—Reilly Room (Atherton Union)

Saturday, October 26

8:00 AM—Rehearsal in Butler Bowl
10:30 AM—Rehearsal ends
11:00 AM—Homecoming Parade
Noon—Food with Band Alumni/Parents
1:00 PM—Kickoff (Jacksonville vs. Butler)

Music will be sent to all members who register online. Registration links are available NOW!

November 19, 2019: Canadian Brass and Wind Ensemble Concert

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

"O Canada"
Canadian Brass perform with the Butler University Wind Ensemble
7:30 PM
Clowes Memorial Hall

December 8, 2019: Symphonic Band Concert

Tuesday, December 8, 2019

“Holiday Celebrations”
Butler University Symphonic Band
6:30 PM
John Wesley Free Methodist Church, 5900 W. 46th Street, Indianapolis

December 13–14, 2019: Rejoice!

Friday, December 13, and Saturday, December 14, 2019

Rejoice!
Butler University Wind Ensemble and Butler Choirs

7:30 PM
Clowes Memorial Hall

February 5–9, 2020: Midwinter Dances

Wednesday–Sunday, February 5–9, 2020

Midwinter Dances
Butler University Wind Ensemble and Butler Ballet
Various times (Please check the Butler Arts Center for more detailed information)
Clowes Memorial Hall
Featuring a newly commissioned work by Michael Abels for wind ensemble and dancers, with guest choreographer Patrick de Bana

February 19, 2020: Symphonic Band Concert

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

“A Midwinter Respite”
Butler University Symphonic Band
7:30 PM
Schrott Center for the Arts

March 1, 2020: Wind Ensemble Concert

Sunday, March 1, 2020

"The Celebration Continues"
Butler University Wind Ensemble
3:00 PM
Schrott Center for the Arts

April 24–26, 2020: Centennial Gala Weekend Celebration

The Centennial Celebration concludes with a Gala Performance featuring the Butler University Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band performing in Clowes Memorial Hall. This event will feature World Premiere Performances, Guest Conductors, Former Directors, and Distinguished Alumni. Below is a rough draft of the schedule:

Friday, April 24, 2020

Welcome Reception, 7:00 PM, location TBD

Saturday, April 25, 2020

Open rehearsals (times and locations TBD)
Dinner, 6:00 PM, location TBD

Sunday, April 26, 2020

"Centennial Gala Concert!"
Butler University Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band
2:00 PM
Clowes Memorial Hall
Featuring guest conductors Dr. Robert Grechesky, Maj. Matthew Henry (USAF, Ret.), Capt. Bryan Sherlock (USMC), and Dr. Daniel Bolin

October 6, 2019: Wind Ensemble Concert

Sunday, October 6, 2019

"Centennial Kickoff!"
Butler University Wind Ensemble
3:00 PM
Schrott Center for the Arts

October 15, 2019: Symphonic Band Concert

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

“Musical Postcards”
Butler University Symphonic Band
7:30 PM
Schrott Center for the Arts