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Upcoming Events


Who: Summer Symphonic Band
When: July 16 at 7:30 pm
What: Summer Concert!
Where: The Hatch Memorial Shell, Charles River Esplanade


BC Bands News

Congratulations to our BC Bands Class of 2015! We wish you all the best of luck.
Andres Jay Conducts the BC Pep Band
Six Year Old Andres Jay Conducts the BC Pep Band

Meet Andres, the Boston College Pep Band's Biggest Fan! At six years old, Andres Jay conducts BC Fight Song "For Boston" during the BC vs. Vermont Hockey Game on 2/14/15. For the past three years, Andres and his father, long time BC Hockey season ticket holder Andrew, have come to every BC Hockey game. Andres has joined the BC Pep Band on the recorder, making friends with the band members along the way. Check out this great video! 

Bands Ensembles at Boston College

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!, 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.

Vincent Gardner with BC bOp

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.


The Symphonic Band, affectionately known as SymBa, is the largest and most dynamic concert ensemble 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 for information about registration, performances, and other inquiries! To learn more about our different bands, please visit our Ensembles page.

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