Bands at Westminster

Directed by R. Tad Greig (greigrt@westminster.edu)

401 Band (Symphonic/Marching)

The Symphonic Band is commonly comprised of 85 - 90 student musicians. The ensemble includes students from the entire campus who share in their passion for Instrumental Music.  The Symphonic Band performs diverse and challenging repertoire in two concerts each year.

The Marching Band performs both corps and traditional style half-time shows at all home and some away football games. Membership in the fully instrumented organizations is open to all students of the College. Satisfies IP credit in Visual and Performing Arts. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

The Band plays at all home games, providing pep and music in the stands as well as presenting pre-game and half-time shows. The "Titan" Marching Band also performs as a featured guest band at various high school festivals and competitions in the tri-state area.

The Colorguard is selected each year through on-campus try-outs.  Incoming students may be considered by submitting the "General Information" form that can be recieved by contacting Dr. Greig.  The colorguard has recently created a Winterguard that contunues performing throughout the spring semester

The Danceline is selected through on-campus audition.  If there are openings, remaining first-year students may audition for them.  First-year auditions must be in the form of a video tape where the auditionee may be clearly seen.  Auditionees must also complete the "General Information " form that may be recieved by contacting Dr. Greig.

402 Jazz Ensemble

The Jazz Ensemble features improvisation solos by different students at each of several performances each year. This ensemble also performs for various events and festivals both on and off of the Westminster campus.  Membership in the fully instrumented organizations is open to all students of the College. This course does not fulfill the large ensemble requirement for Music majors. Prerequisite:audition in the first week of classes or permission of the instructor.

407 Wind Ensemble

The Wind Ensemble is a select ensemble of approximately 40 - 45 woodwind, brass and percussion players. This ensemble, which is basically one on a part, is dedicated to performing the very best in modern Wind Ensemble literature.    The ensemble has featured guest and faculty artists, composers and guest conductors.  The Wind Ensemble has been honored by its selection to perform at the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association State Conference two times in the past five years (2004, 2009).  This course does not fulfill the large ensemble requirement for Music majors. Prerequisite: membership in the Symphonic Band and permission of the instructor.