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Boston College Bands proudly presents:

Screaming Eagles at the Pinstripe Bowl

Saturday, December 27 at 4:30pm
Yankee Stadium, New York

Listen as the Screaming Eagles Marching Band brings school spirit and musical support to BC's football team as they take on Penn State at the Pinstripe Bowl! 

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Upcoming Events


Who: Boston College Marching Band 
When: December 27th, 4:30pm
What: Pinstripe Bowl - BC vs. Penn State
Where: Yankee Stadium, New York


Who: BC bOp!
When: February 11, 8pm
What: Winter Concert
Where: Cabaret Room, Vanderslice Hall

BC Bands News

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!

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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