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).

2019-2020 Symphonic Band Repertoire

Thursday, October 10, 2019, 7:30 PM
Professor Randall O. Coleman, Conductor
Joey Glaeser, Doctoral Conducting Associate

Symphony No. 3 – Mvt. 1: Boris Kozhevnikov/John R. Bourgeois
Suite No. 2 in F: Gustav Holst
A Solemn Place: Wayne Oquin
In Storm and Sunshine: J.C. Heed/John R. Bourgeois
Concertino for Four Percussion and Wind Ensemble: David R. Gillingham


Monday, November 25, 2019, 7:30 PM
Professor Randall O. Coleman, Conductor
Rebecca Cichy, Doctoral Conducting Associate
Dr. Diane Boyd-Schultz, flute soloist

Sacred Spaces: John Mackey
Lads of Wamphray: Percy Grainger/Joseph Kreines
Song Book for Flute and Wind Ensemble: David Maslanka
Lark in the Clear Air: Clifton Taylor
Eagle Squadron March: Kenneth Alford/Mark Rogers
Dancing Fire: Kevin Day


Saturday, February 1, 2020 – 34th Annual Honor Band Festival
Professor Randall O. Coleman, Conductor


Tuesday, March 10, 2020, 7:30 PM
Professor Randall O. Coleman, Conductor


Tuesday, April 21, 2020, 7:30 PM
Professor Randall O. Coleman, Conductor