The Symphonic Band serves a multi-faceted purpose in the musical life of GMU. In addition to providing music majors with continued experience and opportunity for growth and development, it also allows non-music majors an opportunity to continue their band participation throughout their college years.

Numerous students who major in other disciplines participate in Symphonic Band not only for continued musical achievement, but for credit in academic areas as well. About 75 students in total, this versatile ensemble performs both standard and new repertoire for the concert band.

Symphonic Band

Each semester the ensemble hosts guest conductors enrolled in the Master of Arts degree in Conducting at GMU. The ensemble has performed with numerous guest artists including Dale Underwood, Scott Shelsta, Dennis Edelbrock, and Russell Penney.

Band Members: Here's the link to the Symphonic Band website.

Upcoming Performances:


Recent Performances:

Symphonic Band Concert, Saturday, April 26, 2014 - 5:00pm Hylton Center for the Arts

Symphonic Band Concert, November 25, 2013 -  8:00pm Concert Hall

Symphonic Band Concert, May 6, 2013 - 8:00pm Concert Hall

Symphonic Band/Percussion Ensemble Concert, November 12, 2012 - 8:00pm Concert Hall

Selected recent performances



Directed by:
Prof. Jennifer Lapple

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Featured Media

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  Click here to view the Symphonic Band's Facebook page.  
  Click here for the ensembles audition page.