Instrumental Music

The Friends University Music Program is ready to serve you as you prepare for your college career. You'll see we provide a showcase of artistic excellence, and we're thrilled to have the opportunity to share our enthusiasm, energy and artistry with you!

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The Concert Band concerts feature renowned guest artists and some of the greatest new and standard literature from the wind band repertoire. The Friends University Community Orchestra includes students and community members in full orchestra. Chamber ensembles, including the Percussion Ensemble and the Chamber Orchestra offer more opportunities for great music.

Concert Band

Friends University Community Orchestra

FALL 2014 EVENTS

CONCERT BAND CONCERT WITH GARY LEOPOLD
Nov. 3, 2014 @ 7:30 p.m.
Sebits Auditorium
$6 adults, $4 seniors/students

Enojy this Standards Concert performed by the Friends University Concert Band along with adjunct professor Gary Leopold.

CHAMBER ORCHESTRA CONCERT
Nov. 6, 2014 @ 7:30 p.m.

Alumni Auditorium
Free

Come enjoy the first Chamber Orchestra concert of the school year directed by Kay Buskirk.

CHAMBER BRASS ENSEMBLE AND FLUTE CHOIR CONCERT
Nov. 13, 2014 @ 7:30 p.m.
Sebits Auditorium
Free

Enjoy music by both the Chamber Brass Ensemble and the Flute Choir in this joint concert.

COMMUNITY ORCHESTRA CONCERT
Nov. 18, 2014 @ 7:30 p.m.
Sebits Auditorium
$11 adults, $9 seniors/students
Join us for the first Community Orchestra concert of the school year with new director Dan Racer.

PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE CONCERT
Nov. 19, 2014 @ 7:30 p.m.
Sebits Auditorium
Free

SPRING 2015 EVENTS

CONCERT BAND CONCERT WITH STEVE TICKNOR, ALTO SAXOPHONE SOLOIST
Feb. 9, 2015 @ 7:30 p.m.
Sebits Auditorium
$6 adults, $4 seniors/students

Alto saxophonist Steve Ticknor will be featured with the Concert Band.


CHAMBER ORCHESTRA CONCERT
March 27, 2015 @ 7:30 p.m.
Alumni Auditorium
Free
Directed by Kay Buskirk.

COMMUNITY ORCHESTRA CONCERT

April 7, 2015 @ 7:30 p.m.
Sebits Auditorium
$11 adults, $9 seniors/students

Join us for an evening filled with music performed by the Friends University Community Orchestra.

CONCERT BAND CONCERT WITH PAULA CRIDER, CONDUCTOR-IN-RESIDENCE
April 13, 2015 @ 7:30 p.m.
Sebits Auditorium
$6 adults, $4 seniors/students

Paula Crider will be the Composer/Conductor-in-Residence with the Concert Band for this concert.

PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE CONCERT
April 16, 2015 @ 7:30 p.m.
Sebits Auditorium
Free

Expand your horizons as you listen to new rhythms and sounds that join the world of percussion to the world of music. Directed by our newest adjunct professor, Von Hansen.

CONCERT BAND AND SENSENEY MUSIC COMMUNITY BAND CONCERT
May 3, 2015 @ 3 p.m.
Rose Window Plaza
Free

Come for an old-fashioned outdoor summer band concert as the Concert Band joins the Senseney Music Community Band for a day of marches and traditional tunes. A free-will offering to benefit "Youth Horizons" will be taken at the end of the performance.