Symphonic Band

The Alabama Symphonic Band is one of four wind bands housed within the University of Alabama School of Music. The Alabama Symphonic Band performs four concerts each year, in addition to performing at the annual Alabama Honor Band Festival each February. The ensemble has been invited to perform at prestigious events such as the College Band Directors National Association Convention, the Southern Division of the Music Educators’ National Conference and the Alabama Music Educators Association State Conference. Membership of the ensemble is selected by audition in the fall of each year. The band performs a varied repertoire of literature ranging from the most cutting edge new literature to the cornerstone classics of the wind band repertoire. The ensemble rehearses two days each week. All concerts are open to the public, free of charge and begin at 7:30 PM (unless otherwise announced). CLICK HERE to view the concerts live online (UA SOM YouTube Channel).

2017-2018 Symphonic Band Repertoire

Monday, October 9, 2017, 7:30 PM
Professor Randall O. Coleman, Conductor
This Broad Earth, Steven Bryant

Danzon #2, Arturo Márquez, arr. Oliver Nickel
Solace in the Equinox, Tyler Grant
Symphony No. 5 in D Minor, Dmitri Shostakovich, arr. Mark Rogers
IV. Finale
Slava!, Leonard Bernstein

 

Monday, December 4, 2017, 7:30 PM
Professor Randall O. Coleman, Conductor
Fanfare for JFK, Leonard Bernstein

In Dahomey, Percy Grainger
The Best of Rooms, Randall Thompson, trans. Tyler Grant
A Glimpse of the Eternal, Aaron Perrine
Give Us This Day, David Maslanka

 

Thursday, February 1, 2018, 7:30 PM – 33rd Annual Honor Band Festival
Professor Randall O. Coleman, Conductor
Heath Nails, Guest Conductor

Slava!, Leonard Bernstein

The Gallant Seventh, John Philip Sousa, arr. John Bourgeois
Give Us This Day, David Maslanka

 

Wednesday February 28, 2018, 7:30 PM
Professor Randall O. Coleman, Conductor
Joseph Glaeser, Graduate Conducting Assistant
 Festivo, Edward Gregson

Blue Shades, Frank Ticheli
Ghosts of the Old Year, James M. David
I. Calm, Determined; attaca
II. Furious, Intense
Galop from “The Limpid Stream” , Dmitri Shostakovich, trans. David Miller

 

Monday, April 23, 2018, 7:30 PM
Professor Randall O. Coleman, Conductor
Joseph Glaeser, Graduate Conducting Assistant
Rocky Point Holiday, Ron Nelson
Irish Tune from County Derry/Shepherd’s Hey, Percy Grainger
Symphony No. 4, David Maslanka