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The “Screaming Eagles” Marching Band

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The “Screaming Eagles” Marching Band is the largest and most visible student organization at Boston College. Founded in 1919, the Eagles Band has traveled around the world to represent BC at football games, parades, and international celebrations. Membership is open to all Boston College students as well as students from area colleges and universities. Rehearsals are held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from September through November.

BC bOp!

Vincent Gardner with BC bOp

BC bOp!, the instrumental and vocal jazz ensemble of Boston College, provides students the opportunity to play and sing jazz in a big band setting. The ensemble is dedicated to achieving the highest levels of musical performance. Over the years, BC bOp! has enjoyed competitive success at national jazz festivals. Membership is by audition.

The University Wind Ensemble

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The mission of the University Wind Ensemble is to provide students opportunities to perform the finest and most challenging wind and percussion literature of outstanding composers. The typical member of the University Wind Ensemble is a highly skilled, highly motivated student for whom making music is a personal priority. The ensemble performs large ensemble literature for winds and percussion as well as chamber music. Members receive a small scholarship and free private lessons. Auditions take place at the start of the fall semester.

Boston College Symphonic Band

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The Symphonic Band, affectionately known as SymBa, is the largest and most dynamic concert enesmble at Boston College.  Membership is open to the entire Boston College community and includes students, staff, alumni, and community members.  The ensemble peforms a variety of literature from traditional to contemporary wind band music. There are opportunities to participate during the summer as well as the school year.

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Contact bcbands@bc.edu registration, performances, and other inquiries! To learn more about our different bands, please visit our Ensembles page!

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Boston College Bands Program
140 Commonwealth Ave. Conte Forum 213 Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
Phone: 617-552-3018 E-Mail: bands@bc.edu