The Symphonic Band
boston college bands: symphonic band
Dr. Healey created the Boston College Symphonic Band (SymBa) in the spring of 2003 to provide opportunities for musicians from throughout the Boston College community, including students, staff, faculty, alumni, and community members, to work together in the common pursuit of exciting wind literature and large-scale orchestral transcriptions. Members share a passion for the process of creating deep and meaningful musical experiences through a series of dynamic and engaging rehearsals and performances. Members may further enhance their individual technical and expressive abilities through participation in a range of chamber ensemble opportunities.
Past performances by the Symphonic Band have featured works as diverse as "Songs from the film Robin Hood," "The American Dream" from Night Visions, and "Danza Final." The aim of the ensemble is to create a transformative experience for the audience while encouraging the musical and artistic growth of its musicians. Under the direction of David Healey, the Symphonic Band performs four concerts a year, including a Christmas program and an annual appearance at the Hatch Memorial Shell on Boston's Charles River Esplanade.
The Symphonic Band rehearses once a week from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Rehearsals are on Monday first semester and Tuesday second semester.