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Upcoming Events

August

Who: Screaming Eagles Marching Band
When: Wednesday, August 19 - Saturday, August 29th
What: BCMB Band Camp
Where: Alumni Stadium
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Who: Screaming Eagles Marching Band
When: Thursday, August 27th
What: BCMB Season Premiere
Where: Alumni Stadium

September

Who: BC bOp!
When: Tuesday, September 1, 4pm
What: Ensemble Reading Session for all interested auditionees 
Where: Band Room, Conte Forum
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Who: University Wind Ensemble
When: Wednesday September 2, 4pm
What: Ensemble Reading Session for all interested auditionees 
Where: Band Room, Conte Forum
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Who: Screaming Eagles Marching Band with Boston Pops
When: Friday, September 25
What: Pops on the Heights 
Where: Conte Forum
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October

Who: BC bOp!
When: Friday, October 16th
What: BC bOp! Live at the Cabaret Room
Where: Cabaret Room in Vanderslice Hall

Who: University Wind Ensemble
When: Sunday, October 18th
What: Bands of the Beanpot
Where: Harvard University Theatre

Who: University Wind Ensemble
When: Saturday, October 24th
What: UWE Fall Concert
Where: Gasson 100, Irish Room

November

Who: BC bOp!
When: Saturday, November 14th
What: BC bOp! at Winnipesaukee Theatre
Where: Meredith, New Hampshire

Who: Symphonic Band
When: Tuesday, November 17th
What: Symphonic Band Fall Concert
Where: Gasson 100, Irish Room

December

Who: Symphonic Band, University Wind Ensemble
When: Tuesday, December 8th
What: BC Bands Christmas Concert
Where: Gasson 100, Irish Room

 

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Play with BC Bands! Do you have questions about joining an ensemble? Email us for more information at bands@bc.edu or call 617.552.3018!

Bands Program Ensembles

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 Marching Band

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.

BC bOp!
BC Pep Band

The second largest ensemble in the Bands Program, the Pep Band plays at all home BC Men's Hockey games and all home Women's and Men's Basketball games. The ensemble rehearses weekly, combining traditional instrumentation with auxillary and keyboard instruments to perform contemporary music selections and interact with the crowd during games! Membership is open to all BC students as well as students from surrounding colleges and universities. 

BC Pep Band

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.

BC Symba

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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