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The Wheaton College Symphonic Band Tour, Spring 2018 Southern California

Join the Band as they play their way through Southern California. They will have several public concerts, lead worship for multiple church services, and perform at several area high schools. Please pray for this incredible group of musicians as they travel and share the light of Christ with their music.

The Wheaton College Symphonic Band will be touring Southern California this spring from March 3-10, 2018. Please check the itinerary below and plan to join us for one or more of these stops along the way!

Admission is free to all concerts. All * events in the itinerary are open to the public.

 Sunday, March 4

*Worship at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 8:00, 9:30, 11:11am Newport Beach, CA 

*Concert at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 2:00 pm Newport Beach, CA  

Monday, March 5

Visit to Crean Lutheran High School, Irvine, CA 

Visit to Segerstrom Center for the Arts, Costa Mesa, CA 

Tuesday, March 6

Visit to Hawthorne High School, Hawthorne, CA  

Concert at Orange County School of the Arts, 2:15pm   

Wednesday, March 7

Chapel performance at Pacifica Christian High School, Santa Monica, CA 

*Concert at New Covenant Academy, 2:00 pm Los Angeles, CA

Thursday, March 8

Free Day in Manhatten Beach

Friday, March 9  

High School Band Day with Concordia University Irvine Wind Orchestra, 9:00 am-3:00 pm Irvine,CA

Saturday, March 10

3 pm Concert at Ventura Correctional Facility, Camarillo, CA


Of Sailors and Whales | W. Francis McBeth

The Wheaton College Symphonic Band performs traditional and contemporary wind band music, maintaining a tradition of music excellence at Wheaton College for over 125 years. It is a remarkable mix of music and liberal arts majors who enjoy close community and sharing their musical gifts with others.

The Symphonic Band is an all-campus ensemble of 45-60 musicians. The ensemble rehearses MW 3:45-5:15. Three major performances are presented annually. Symphonic Band is a full-year course and is open to all students.

The Wheaton College Symphonic Band performed at the 2014 North Central Division Conference of the College Band Director’s National Association and the 2013 Illinois Music Education Conference.

Dr. Timothy Yontz, conductor

Instrumentation: flute, oboe, bassoon, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, french horn, trombone, euphonium, tuba, string bass, percussion

Auditions are held during the first three days of classes in the fall, August 23-25. New students can sign up for a time during Freshman Orientation (in Lower Beamer) or by contacting Dr. Yontz at Timothy.Yontz@wheaton.edu. Auditions consist of a short (two minutes or less) excerpt from a solo of your choice PLUS the band excerpts as provided below.

Audition Music for 2017-18

(All links are to PDFs)

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