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Welcome to the Boston College Bands Program!



Dancing With bOp! 2016

See the ArtsFest 2016 main feature, Dancing With bOp!, on Saturday, April 30th at 8pm! 

Upcoming Events


Who: BC bOp! 
When: Friday, April 29th at 12pm
What: Artsfest Feature
Where: Main Artsfest Tent, Boston College

Who: University Wind Ensemble
When: Friday, April 29th at 8pm
What: Hollywood on the Heights
Where: Gasson Hall Irish Room, Boston College

Who: BC bOp! 
When: Friday, April 29th at 8pm
What: Dancing With bOp! 
Where: Main Artsfest Tent, Boston College


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The Screaming Eagles perform Sweet Caroline! 

Attention BC Bands Alumni: Join the conversation! Continue to be a part of BC Bands by joining our alumni community! For more information, contact Kara Robbins Stoughton.

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Play with BC Bands! Do you have questions about joining an ensemble? Email us for more information at 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.


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 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
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