Nazareth University Bands

wind symphony

Wind Symphony

The wind symphony is open to all majors at Nazareth University. The ensemble is dedicated to presenting an exciting variety of works from all musical periods, cultures and styles, featuring both core and contemporary repertoire, and new pieces by emerging composers. They perform at least two concerts each semester in Beston Hall, GMPC as well as concerts off campus. Concerts are free and open to the public.  

In addition, this ensemble also frequently tours throughout the region and has been invited to perform for the College Band Directors National Association Eastern Division conference in 2018 and 2022, the New York State Band Directors Association Conference in March 2015 and the New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) Conference in December of 2013. The Wind Symphony took its first international tour to Ireland in the summer of 2022.

Rehearsal Time: Mondays and Wednesdays, 4:00 to 5:30 p.m.; Fridays 4:00 to 5:00 p.m..

If you are interested or would like more information, fill out this online form or contact Dr. Jared Chase.

Audition Information

Membership is based upon a satisfactory seating audition. Auditions are blind and are open to all Nazareth students. All ensemble members are expected to audition whether or not they have been in the ensemble.

Audition Information 

Please contact the Music Director, Dr. Jared Chase if you have any questions.


Wind Studies Cumulative Repertoire
Symphonic Band

Symphonic Band

The Symphonic Band is an ensemble of music and non-music majors at Nazareth University. The Symphonic Band is dedicated to musical excellence and presenting concerts of high-quality band repertoire while also providing an opportunity for all Nazareth University students to perform. This ensemble presents 2-3 concerts a semester.

Rehearsals are two times per week (Mondays and Wednesdays, 2:30-4:00 PM) in Beston Hall.

Symphonic Band Personnel

Culmulative Repertoire

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Night Flyers Campus Community Band  

Night Flyers Campus Community Band is a non-auditioned concert band that meets one night a week and gives one performance a semester.  This group's lighter rehearsal and performance schedule is perfectly suited for non-music majors and community members who would like to continue to participate in band while at Nazareth but with less time commitment.  It is also an excellent option for music majors who would like to continue to play their secondary wind/percussion instruments in a supportive band setting.

Rehearsals are once a week (Wednesdays, 7:15-8:45 PM) in Beston Hall. 

Wind Symphony & Symphonic Band

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    Wind Studies Ensembles