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Marching Band registration for the 2015 season is now open!
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BC Symba Presents: Red White & Blue

Red White and Blue

Featured in Boston College ArtsFest 2015, the BC Symphonic Band presents its spring program Red White & Blue. Enjoy exciting American composers and patriotic tunes. Admission is free for the concert on Friday, 4/24 at 8pm in Gasson 100!

Upcoming Events

April

Who: BC bOp!

When: April 24th, 12pm
What: bOp! Artsfest Feature
Where: O'Neill Plaza, Boston College

Who: Symphonic Band
When: April 24th, 8pm
What: Artsfest Feature Concert
Where: Gasson Hall 100, Boston College

Who: BC bOp!
When: April 25th, 8pm
What: Dancing With bOp!
Where: O'Neill Plaza, Boston College

BC Bands News

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! 

University Wind Ensemble in performance

The University Wind Ensemble performed as part of "Bands of the Beanpot" at Sanders Theatre in October 2014. Enjoy listening to the performance 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.

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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.

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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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For More information:

Contact bcbands@bc.edu for information about 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