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School of Music

Butler University Symphonic Band

Beginning in the Fall of 2017, the School of Music will be launching a second concert band, the University Symphonic Band, conducted by Dr. Matthew J. Smith. This ensemble will rehearse twice a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:45-7:45 pm, and will perform twice per semester. Auditions will take place during Welcome Week in August. Non-music majors are welcome and encouraged to participate.  If you have any questions e-mail Dr. Smith

Rehearsal Schedule

Rehearsal Schedules can be found on the Moodle Page for Symphonic Band

October 2017 Program

All titles are tentative

  • Suite of Old American Dances - Robert Russell Bennet
  • Ye Banks & Braes O' Bonnie Doon - Percy Aldridge Grainger
  • Cajun Folk Songs I - Frank Ticheli
  • Kirkpatrick Fanfare - Andrew Boysen Jr.
  • Elegy for a Young American - Ronald Lo Presti
  • Puszta – Jan Van der Roost


December 2017 Program

Holiday Program at John Wesley Free Methodist Church 

February 2018 Program

All Titles are Tentative

  • Symphonic Dance No. 2 (The Maskers) - Clifton Williams
  • Perthshire Majesty - Samuel R. Hazo
  • Of Sailors and Whales - Francis McBeth
  • Sheltering Sky - John Mackey
  • English Folk Song Suite - Ralph Vaughan Williams

April 2018 Program

All Titles are Tentative

  • Symphony No. 3 - Michael Krueger (as Guest Conductor)
  • Five - Kenyon Wilson
  • Escape from Plato's Cave - Stephen Melillo